Early Voting Begins for Carlsbad Election

Carlsbad voters interested in casting their ballots early for the Feb. 23 Special Municipal Election on Measure A, the Agua Hedionda South Shore Specific Plan, can now do so at the County Registrar of Voters office located at 5600 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa.

Early voting began Monday and will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. 

The post office also sent out approximately 40,000 mail ballots Monday and voters could find them in their mailboxes starting Tuesday. Voters who requested them are urged to act on them right away.

“If you know how you want to vote, grab that mail ballot when you get it, 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 when the polls close at 8 p.m. on Feb. 23.”

Mail ballots are convenient for voters who’d rather not make a special trip to the Registrar of Voter’s office to cast their ballots or wait for the polls to open on Election Day.

The Registrar is also offering another option. Voters will be able to drop off their completed mail ballots from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Feb. 16 through Feb. 22 at Hoehn Honda located at 5454 Paseo Del Norte in Carlsbad. Registered voters can request a mail ballot until Feb 16.

For additional election information, call (858) 565-5800 or visit sdvote.com. For information regarding Measure A, visit the City of Carlsbad website.   

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