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HOW TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY OR VOTER INTERFERENCE

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

(Photos by Rebecca Jefferis Williamson)

October 27, 2020 (San Diego’s East County) -- Poll workers are trained to de-escalate disturbances at polling sites. Even so, with a record number of early voting taking place not only in San Diego County but across the country, this is an election that might have the biggest need to beware of voter intimidation and interference at polling and ballot drop-off sites.

The County of San Diego Registrar of Voters released information that outlines the prohibited activities at polling and ballot drop off sites. The flyer outlines the activities as such:  no intimidation of voters, no tampering with the voting system, no falsely acting as election officials, no unauthorized uniformed personnel, no payment for voting or bribery, no campaigning at or near polls, no vandalism at polling places and no interfering with the election process. The Nov. 3rd vote has seen unprecedented media stories on what will not be allowed and cites the California election codes that might be broken.

ECM reached out to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters via email and Antonia Hutzell, public relations coordinator responded with these tips:


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CALIFORNIA ORDERS STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO REMOVE UNAUTHORIZED BALLOT BOXES

By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  A lawful ballot drop off point at the Del Mar Branch Library. Photo by Chris Jennewein

October 12, 2020 (San Diego) - State officials issued immediate cease-and-desist orders to the California Republican Party on Monday after unauthorized ballot boxes appeared in Fresno, Los Angeles and Orange counties.


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CALIFORNIA PROPOSITIONS NOVEMBER 3, 2020

By Pennell Paugh

October 7, 2020 (San Diego) – California voters will have 11 statewide ballot measures on their ballots for the Nov. 3 election.  They span a range of issues including medical research support, school funding, restoring affirmative action, voting rights for parolees, voting age, property taxes, criminal justice reforms, rent control, employment status of rideshare drivers, kidney dialysis, consumer privacy, and bail reforms.  Below are detailed descriptions on all of the state ballot propositions, along with arguments for and against.

All registered voters should receive ballots in the mail this week, which can be mailed in of dropped off at these drop-off locations.  You can also vote in person Oct. 31 through Nov.3 from 7 a.m. to 8  p.m., though there are fewer locations than in the past.  Find your polling place here.  Not yet registered? You can register through Oct. 30 at https://www.SDVOTE.com.


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MONDAY IS LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOV. 8 ELECTION

 

By Tom Christensen, County of San Diego Communications Office

October 22, 2016 (San Diego) -- If you want to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential general election, you must register by Monday, Oct. 24. Voters may register online until midnight.

If you’re not sure about your registration, check your status online at sdvote.com.

You will need to register if you:


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MORE DEMOCRATIC BALLOTS IN EARLY MAIL-IN BALLOTS RECEIVED

 

East County News Service

October 19, 2016 (San Diego) — As of October 18th, just over three percent of the nearly 1 million mail-in ballots countywide have been returned to the San Diego Registrar of Voters.  Nearly 42% of those ballots cast and returned are Democrats, or almost 5 percent above the registration rate.  About 35 percent are from Republicans, running at 3.5 percent above registration rate.


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VOTERS WATCHDOG: REGISTRAR RESPONDS TO INQUIRY ON WHITED-OUT BALLOTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 1, 2016 (San Diego) — Election observers have contended that they witnessed hundreds of ballots with votes for Bernie Sanders whited out at the San Diego Registrar of Voters office and were prevented from watching further.  Video. Some have contended that Sanders was disenfranchised.


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SUPERVISORS BREAK GROUND FOR NEW REGISTRAR OF VOTERS HEADQUARTERS

December 21, 2012 (San Diego)--County supervisors broke ground this afternoon for the new Registrar of Voters (ROV) building, the final piece of the puzzle in a years-long project to redevelop the County’s 47-acre operations center in Kearny Mesa.

“By this time next year, we expect to announce the grand opening of yet another high-quality, energy-efficient, public building in keeping with the rest of this award-winning campus,” said Board Chairman Ron Roberts. “This multi-purpose structure will provide a flexible election processing workspace and provide a light, bright and comfortable environment for voters, the general public and employees.”  

 

From left to right: Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Supervisor Bill Horn, Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer, Board Chairman Ron Roberts, Registrar Deborah Seiler, Supervisor Greg Cox, Incoming Registrar Michael Vu


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NATHAN FLETCHER SPEAKS ON MAYORAL EFFORT

 
By Nadin Abbott
Photographs Nadin Abbott and Tom Abbott
 
June 6th, 2012 (San Diego)--Last night as election results came in, Mayoral contender Nathan Fletcher was still telling his supporters that they were going to hold on for a few more hours for results. He said that “one year ago nobody gave us a chance.” He also told his supporters that “given the results and projections things were headed in the right direction.”  
 
By this morning, however, with 100% of precincts counted and only some absentee and provisional ballots remaining, his showing proved not enough to overcome partisans on both sides.

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 

 
June 7, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include: 
 
 
 
 
  
STATE
  • Bill protects businesses from disability act suits (Sacramento Bee)
  • Counties miss deadline to send ballots to overseas, military voters (California Watch)
  • More water to be shipped to California; good news for avocado growers (North County Times)
LOCAL
  • Fire Chief saves colleague’s life (NBC)
  • AT&T opposes SDG&E wildfire recovery request (North County Times)
  • Civic leader  Jim Wieboldt drops out of race for La Mesa City Council (La Mesa Patch)
  • Grossmont and Alvarado hospitals get B and C grades for safety (La Mesa Patch)
  • Bullets fired in field hit close to residents, Hanson Elementary (Ramona Patch)
  • Man Who Tried To Kill Wife Sentenced To Life In Prison (10 News)
 
Read more for excerpts and links to full stories.

 


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