How to Vote Early in San Diego County: Registrar Sends 1.7M Reminder Postcards

Voting by mail
Voting by mail
The San Diego County Registrar of Voters encourages voting by mail. Courtesy of the registrar

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters sent over 1.7 million reminder postcards this week to registered voters in the county who had not cast their ballot for November’s general election.

The sooner the Registrar’s office receives a ballot, the sooner it is processed for the first release of election night results, officials said.

Voters are asked to sign and date their return envelope, seal their completed ballot inside and return it by mail promptly to make sure it arrives at the Registrar’s office before Election Day on Nov. 8.

There is also the option to use one of the Registrar’s 141 official ballot drop boxes. The new standalone boxes feature the Registrar’s logo along with the county seal and are labeled “Official Ballot Drop Box.”

In-person voting is available too. Voters can cast their ballot at the Registrar’s office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Starting Saturday, Oct. 29, 39 vote centers will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Starting Saturday, Nov. 5, 218 vote centers will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All vote center locations and the Registrar’s official ballot drop boxes will be open on Election Day when voting hours change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For a complete list of vote center and ballot drop box locations go to