Elections

Monday is Last Day to Register to Vote in June 7 Election

If you want to vote in the June 7 Presidential Primary Election, you must register by Monday, May 23.

You will need to register if you:

  • are not currently registered
  • recently moved
  • recently changed your name

If you want to vote for president, make sure you can. If you’re registered as No Party Preference – or nonpartisan – presidential candidates won’t be listed on your ballot. You may request an American Independent, Democratic or Libertarian party ballot at your designated polling place to vote for the presidential candidates in those parties.

If you want to vote for a presidential candidate in the Green, Peace and Freedom or Republican parties, you must re-register with that party by May 23.        

If you’re not sure about your registration, check it online at sdvote.com. If you’re not registered or need to change your registration, you’ll 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 (ROV) 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, U.S. Postal Service offices, public libraries, City Clerk offices and Department of Motor Vehicles offices. For voters who need language assistance, election materials are also available in Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese.

Registration forms must be postmarked or delivered to the Registrar by midnight on May 23. Voters can also register online until midnight.

Early voting is already underway at the Registrar’s office in Kearny Mesa located on the County Operations Center campus at 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123.  

Voters can cast their ballots there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Election Day when the voting hours will change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to reflect the hours at the polls, or between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 for weekend voting.

There is still time to apply for a mail ballot if that is more convenient. Registered voters can request a mail ballot until May 31.

“When you get your mail ballot, vote it and send it back right away,” said Registrar Michael Vu. “We can start processing that ballot so it’s ready to count right when the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.”

The quick return of mail ballots speeds up the overall counting process because they can be prepared before Election Day saving time and taxpayer dollars.           

For additional information on voter registration, polling places or mail ballots, call (858) 565-5800 or visit sdvote.com.

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