SDUT: Polling Places open four (4) days beginning Saturday through Election Day Tuesday

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As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune, Saturday is the first day you can vote in person at a San Diego polling place. There are fewer voting locations than usual this year, thanks to the pandemic. But they will be open four days. If you’re not one of the nearly 1 million voters in San Diego County who have already sent in a mail ballot, today is the first day you can vote in person at a polling place.

Saturday is the first of four consecutive in-person voting days at polling places around San Diego County. In an election full of firsts, this is the first time the county has kept its polling places open for four days. (In-person voting has been available at the Registrar of Voters office for much of October.)

Like the first-ever mailing of ballots to all eligible voters in California, the four-day window was created to accommodate concerns about the coronavirus. That also explains why there fewer voting sites — 235, down from the usual 1,500. Masks are required. Voting sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

To find your assigned location, consult your election materials or the registrar’s website at https://www.sdvote.com/content/rov/en/elections/election_information.html 

Voters can also turn in completed mail ballots at the voting locations, or in any of the 126 official drop-off locations spread around the county. Hours vary on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, depending on the site; all locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballots returned in the mail have to be postmarked on or before Tuesday, Election Day, or they don’t get counted. Many experts are advising people not to mail ballots this late in the election.

For more election information, visit the Registrar of Voters website at https://www.sdvote.com/content/rov/en/elections/election_information.html

Access the Union Tribune report at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2020-10-31/vote-in-person

For information about University City’s Mail Ballot Drop-Off locations and Polling Places, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/2020/10/26/you-dont-need-to-wait-to-vote-until-election-day-you-can-vote-or-turn-in-your-mail-in-ballot-today/

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