Ballots Go Out for April 24 All-Mail Special Election

Mail ballots to fill a vacancy on the Rancho Santa Fe School District’s governing board begin going out to eligible voters on March 26.

Early voting also begins the same day. Voters may cast their ballots at the Registrar of Voters office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, April 24. The Registrar’s office is located at 5600 Overland Ave. on the campus of the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa.

The U.S. Postal Service will send out more than 4,300 mail ballots on Monday and voters could find them in their mailboxes starting Tuesday. Every eligible voter in the district will receive a ballot in the mail for this election so it isn’t necessary to request a ballot.

“If you know how you want to vote, 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 at 8 p.m. on April 24.”

The deadline to register to vote for the election is Monday, April 9. Residents in the Rancho Santa Fe School District will need to register to vote in the April 24 special election if they’re:

  • Not currently registered
  • Recently moved
  • Recently changed their name

Voters who aren’t sure about their registration status, can check it online. If you’re not registered or need to change your registration, you’ll need to fill out a new registration and you can find that form there, too. If your signature is confirmed through Department of Motor Vehicles records, it will automatically be sent to the Registrar of Voters office. If the signature is not confirmed, you can print the form, sign it and mail it to the Registrar.

For voters without access to a computer, registration forms are also available at the Registrar’s office, post offices, public libraries, City Clerk offices and Department of Motor Vehicles offices.

Registration forms must be postmarked or delivered to the Registrar by 5 p.m. Monday, April 9. Voters can also register online until midnight that same day.

Note:  Individuals who miss this deadline now have the opportunity to register and vote their ballot at the Registrar’s office until April 24.   

For voters who need language assistance, election materials are also available in Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese. For additional election information, call (858) 565-5800 or visit sdvote.com. For information regarding the governing board’s vacancy, visit the Rancho Santa Fe School District website.

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact