Elections

Early Voting Begins for June 5 Election

Voters interested in casting their ballots early for the June 5 Gubernatorial Primary Election can now do so at the County Registrar of Voters office at 5600 Overland Avenue on the County Operations Center campus in Kearny Mesa.

Early voting began Monday and will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day. The office will also be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 for weekend voting.

Also Monday, more than 1 million mail ballots were sent out through the U.S. Postal Service, and voters could find them in their mailboxes as early as that same day.

“If you know how you want to vote, grab that mail ballot when you get it, mark your choices 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 June 5.”

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. Registered voters can request a mail ballot until May 29.

Even if you’re getting your ballot through the mail, you should consider going paperless for your Sample Ballot & Voter Information pamphlet. You can be among the first in the County to get your sample ballot for future election seasons by signing up to get election materials by email.

Meantime, the Registrar is still looking for poll workers especially bilingual poll workers. For more information, call (858) 565-5800 or visit sdvote.com.

 

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