Voters reminded to return mail ballots

Voters reminded to return mail ballots

If you’re a registered voter and you haven’t cast your ballot yet, you’ll soon get a reminder from the Registrar’s office that you have less than 15 days to cast your ballot for the Nov. 3 Presidential General Election.

The Registrar sent more than 1.6 million reminder postcards to registered voters in San Diego County who had not returned their mail ballot as of Oct. 14.

Don’t delay. If you have been holding onto your ballot, act now and vote from the comfort and safety of your home. Sign and date your return envelope, seal your completed ballot inside and return it to a trusted source.

The sooner the Registrar’s office receives your ballot, the sooner it is processed for the first release of Election Night results.

If you have not received your mail ballot, contact the Registrar’s office at (858) 565-5800.

If you do have your mail ballot but you need to vote in person, that option is available too. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Registrar’s office encourages older adults and people with underlying medical conditions to avoid long lines and crowded polling places by voting early. You can do so:

  • Now at the Registrar’s office, 5600 Overland Avenue, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • At your assigned polling place or the Registrar’s office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting Saturday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Nov. 2

All will again be open on Election Day, Nov. 3, when the voting hours change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you plan to vote in person, be prepared. Wear your face mask, go to your assigned polling place and plan to maintain social distance. Your polling place has most likely changed, so check the back of your sample ballot and voter information pamphlet for your poll location or look it up at

Already voted? You can confirm that your mail ballot was received by the Registrar of Voters online at

The Registrar of Voter’s office launched a Vote Safer San Diego campaign to inform voters that they have options when casting their ballot for the Nov. 3 election. To find out more, visit or call (858) 565-5800.

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