Two-Card Ballot for Nov. 8 Election

As a result of a large number of contests in the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election, San Diego County registered voters will for the first time get a two-card ballot. Contests will be listed on the front and back of each page. Considering the length of the ballot and what is traditionally a high turnout for a presidential election, the Registrar of Voters is urging voters to plan ahead and save time at the polls.

One way? Vote by mail! Sign up to be a permanent mail ballot voter at sdvote.com. More than 960,000 mail ballots will go out to homes starting Tuesday, Oct.11. When they arrive, mail ballot voters are urged to act on them as soon as they’ve made their decisions. Here are the advantages:

  • Voting by mail is simple. Your ballot arrives conveniently in your mailbox.
  • Voting by mail is smart. Make voting decisions and complete your ballot in the comfort of your own home.
  • Voting by mail is secure. Seal your completed ballot in the provided envelope, sign and date it, add postage and mail it promptly so it is received well before Nov. 8.

The two-card ballot does weigh a bit more so you’ll need 67 cents in postage.

Voters interested in casting their ballots at their assigned poll on Election Day are encouraged to mark their selections on their sample ballot pamphlet before going to the poll. If you have your completed sample ballot pamphlet ready when you enter the voting booth, you can quickly fill in the official ballot and be on your way.

The polls will be open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The location is listed on the back of the Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet sent to your home or you can use the polling place locator online. Type in your address and click submit to find your neighborhood polling place.

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