With a little over a month until election day and mail-in ballots starting to arrive this/next week, I wanted to take a quick moment to remind you of important election details and deadlines.
Additional election information is available at the Secretary of State’s Election 2020 page.
Due to the Executive Order by Governor Newsom, ALL registered voters in California will receive a ballot in the mail for the November election. Counties will begin mailing ballots starting on October 5th.
One of the most common mistakes with ballots is a missing signature and date, so BE SURE TO SIGN AND DATE your ballot! It is also very important that your signature matches the one on file. If you have issues or questions on this, you may contact the San Diego County Registrar of Voters by phone (858) 565-5800 or email at ROVMail@sdcounty.ca.gov.
Note: there will be fewer in-person voting locations due to COVID-19.
Where’s My Ballot?
Below is some important information from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters:
IMPORTANT STEPS WHEN VOTING YOUR MAIL BALLOT
- You will receive your mail ballot between 29 and 7 days before Election Day
- Follow instructions for marking (voting) on your mail ballot
- Place marked (voted) ballot in official return envelope and seal it
- SIGN and DATE outside of envelope – sign your name like it appears on your driver’s license or identification card
- If you mailed your ballot and forgot to sign the outside of the envelope or if your signature could not be verified on your return envelope, please use this form to send your signature to us
You must SIGN AND DATE your return envelope or the form referenced above for your ballot to be counted!
Returning Your Mail Ballot
You can mail your ballot to the Registrar of Voters address above or you may drop it off:
- At one of the designated mail ballot drop-off locations throughout the county.
- At the Registrar of Voters office anytime Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- On Election Day, at any poll, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- Or, if you are away from San Diego County you may return your mail ballot at any poll, drop off location or voting center throughout the State of California
- Please note the elections officials in the other county have up to eight days to forward your ballot to us
- If you mail your ballot it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and we must receive it no later than the Friday after Election Day
If you need language assistance in Chinese, Filipino, Spanish or Vietnamese, please contact us at 858-565-5800.
Do you need a second mail ballot?
If you need a second mail ballot because you damaged, lost or made a mistake on your first mail ballot, call (858) 565-5800.
**Due to projected postal delays approaching the November election, we recommend that you return your ballot by mail as soon as possible once you receive it, or in person at a designated drop-off location.
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