By Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office
October 17, 2016 (San Diego) -- Voters interested in casting their ballots early for the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election can now do so at the County Registrar of Voters office located at 5600 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa. Early voting began Monday and will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day. The office will also be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov.6 for weekend voting.
Approximately 1,000,000 mail ballots were sent out through the post office Tuesday, and voters could find them in their mailboxes as early as that same day. For the first time in San Diego County, registered voters will receive a two-card ballot. Contests will be listed on the front and back of each page. The two-card ballot also weighs a bit more, so it will take 67 cents in postage. Considering the length of the ballot, voters who requested their ballot by mail are urged to act early.
“If you know how you want to vote, grab that mail ballot when you get it, vote it and send it back in right away,” said Registrar Michael Vu. “The sooner we get the ballot back, the sooner we can start processing it so it will be counted right when the polls close at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8.”
Mail ballots are convenient for voters who’d rather not make a special trip to the Registrar of Voter’s office to cast their ballots or wait for the polls to open on Election Day. Registered voters can request a mail ballot until Nov. 1.
Meantime, the Registrar is still looking for poll workers especially bilingual poll workers. For more information, call (858) 565-5800 or visit sdvote.com.