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2020 General Election San Diego Voter Information

This November, we all have the chance to enact the change we want to see in the world. The 2020 General Election is fast approaching, and it’s time for everyone to brush up on how to safely, securely, and easily cast their ballot. The San Diego Voter Registrar has created a quick guide on how to make sure your vote is counted this fall – take a look below!


Vote Safer San Diego

To ensure that voters can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the 2020 Presidential General Election, the San Diego County Registrar
of Voters will be sending out mail-in ballots to registered voters nearly a month before Election Day, giving you enough time to mark your ballot and return by mail.


What You Need To Know

• Check your registration status. Make sure your residence and, if different, mailing address are up to date.
• If you have moved or changed your name since the last time you voted, you need to re-register to vote.
• If this is your first time voting, register to vote at It takes less than 2 minutes!


How To Vote By Mail

1. A mail-in ballot, instructions and “I Voted” sticker will be mailed to all registered voters starting Oct. 5. Make sure you’re registered in advance.
2. Make voting decisions and mark your ballot comfortably at home.
3. Seal your completed ballot in your postage paid envelope. Be sure to sign and date the envelope where it says to and return it by mail promptly so it is received well before Election Day. Your signature is required for your ballot to count! Sign your name like it appears on your driver’s license or ID card.
4. Track your ballot every step of the way by signing up for “Where’s My Ballot?” Make sure you are registered to vote as soon as possible or you may not receive a ballot. If you’re registered and haven’t received a ballot by Oct. 19,
call the Registrar of Voters at (858) 565-5800.


If You Are Voting In Person

Polling places will be open for four days. There will be fewer locations than in prior elections, so your polling place has most likely changed.

If you need to vote in person, we urge you to take advantage of early voting:
• At the Registrar’s office beginning Oct. 5, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
• At your assigned polling place or the Registrar’s office Saturday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Nov. 2, 8:00am to 5:00pm
• All will again be open on Election Day, Nov. 3, when the voting hours change to 7:00am to 8:00pm. If you decide to vote in-person don’t be surprised if lines are long.


Make sure you go to your assigned polling place.

You can find your assigned polling place on the back of your Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet or you can look it up online.

Be prepared.

Mark your selections on your Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet in advance so you can quickly fill in the official ballot in the voting booth.

Bring your face mask and plan to maintain social distance

The Registrar of Voters is adhering to the County’s public health orders and will make reasonable accommodations when needed to ensure the health and safety of all election workers, voters and observers to our office and polling places.

*Information provided by San Diego Registrar of Voters 

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