Tick Tock – The Mayoral Election is Tuesday

Find that mail ballot in your stack of bills and vote!

The special election for San Diego Mayor takes place Tuesday, Nov. 19 and mail ballots must be received by the Registrar of Voters (ROV) by 8 p.m. Tuesday in order to be counted. A Tuesday postmark is not acceptable.   

If you want your vote included in the first election night results report, the ballot needs to be dropped off at the ROV’s office Monday.  

If you vote-by-mail but won’t have time to take your ballot to the ROV before Election Day, take your mail ballot to any polling place in the City of San Diego or the ROV’s office by the 8 p.m. deadline on Election Day. If you’d rather go to your neighborhood polling place, check the back of your Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet for its location or use the polling place locator online. You can also view your sample ballot online.     

The ROV is located at 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite I, in Kearny Mesa at the corner of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and Ruffin Road. The office will be open until 6 p.m. on Monday. The office will be closed over the weekend.

So far, the ROV has received 127,000 of more than 363,000 mail ballots that were sent to San Diego voters.

“Every mail ballot delivered before Tuesday can be scanned now, although no ballots are counted until after the polls close on Election Day,” said Registrar of Voters Michael Vu. “The mail ballots received on Election Day take longer to process and provisional ballots take even more time.”

Approximately 683,000 registered voters will have the opportunity to vote in the special election for San Diego mayor. 

For voters who need language assistance, election materials are also available in Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

For more information on the election, visit www.sdvote.com or call (858) 565-5800.






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