Vote Safely, Vote With Confidence
Events of the past few weeks have left many voters asking about alternatives to the US Postal Service to ensure their vote counts this November. Absentee ballot rejection rate varies, however this election cycle, many areas of the country it is reaching as high as 8-10%. And that is why how we cast our ballots this year matters more than ever.
In California, every registered CA voter will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot, and the San Diego County Registrar of Voters is committed to ensuring that voters can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the 2020 Presidential General Election. Nearly 75% of the county’s registered voters are already signed up to permanently receive their ballot by mail so the San Diego County Registrar of Voters is well positioned to manage this increase. If you need to vote in-person, polling places will be open for four days, Oct. 31 through Election Day on Nov. 3.
Make Sure You Are Ready To Vote
- Check your registration information. Make sure your residence and, if different, your mailing address are up to date.
- Have you moved or changed your name? Whether you are new to San Diego County or just moved down the street you need to re-register to vote.
- Are you a first-time voter? Register to Vote – it takes less than 2 minutes!
- Are you, or do you have, an out-of-state college student at home because of COVID-19, but registered to vote in the state they go to school? Make sure you know the rules and deadlines for voting in that state. Your Guide To Voting As A College Student.
You can track your San Diego County ballot every step of the way by signing up for “Where’s My Ballot?” Sign up now to receive notifications. Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters starting the week of October 5. If you haven’t received yours by October 19, call the Registrar of Voters at (858) 565-5800. (Source)
Where To Vote Or Drop Off Your Ballot
YES. Polling places will be open for four days. There will be fewer locations than in prior elections, so your polling place has most likely changed. If you need to vote in person, we urge you to take advantage of early voting:
- At the Registrar’s office beginning Oct. 5, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- It is likely there will be drop-off locations for ballots, as there have been in the past. Those sites have yet to be determined, but we will update you as soon as they are released.
- At your assigned polling place or the Registrar’s office Saturday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- All will again be open on Election Day, Nov. 3, when the voting hours change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Source)