Don’t Wait Until Election Day — Vote Early!

ballot with official mail-in envelope

The San Diego County Registrar’s office reminds you that you can make voting decisions and complete your mail ballot for the Sept. 14 California Gubernatorial Recall Election in the comfort of your home.

Remember to sign and date your envelope, seal your completed ballot inside and return it to a trusted source. You can return it by mail, no postage needed, or at one of 131 mail ballot drop-off locations around the county. Check each location’s hours of operation at sdvote.com before heading out.

“If you know how you want to vote, mark your ballot and return it to a trusted source right away,” said Interim Registrar Cynthia Paes. “The sooner we get your mail ballot back, the sooner we can start processing it. Your ballot can be in the first release of election night results if you act early.”

If you want to vote in person that option is available, too. Avoid long lines and take advantage of early voting:

  • At the Registrar’s office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • At any one of 221 voting locations or the Registrar’s office Saturday, Sept. 11, Sunday, Sept. 12 or Monday, September 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All voting locations will again be open on Election Day, Sept.14, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you plan to drop off your mail ballot or vote in person, we encourage you to wear a face covering, maintain a comfortable distance and avoid gathering in groups.

Voters who return their mail ballot through the U.S. Postal Service can track it by signing up for “Where’s My Ballot?”

To learn more about voting in the upcoming recall election, visit sdvote.com or call (858) 565-5800.

Gig Conaughton is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact