SD County News Center: Voters can take advantage of early voting at an additional 179 Vote Centers starting Saturday, Nov. 5. That will make a total of 218 centers open for the four days leading up to and including Election Day. Voters can cast their ballot at any one of the Vote Centers in the county. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday, Nov. 7. All locations will be open again on Election Day, Nov. 8, when voting hours change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can find a Vote Center location near you at sdvote.com.
Under the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA), voters choose when, where and how to vote. Voters who received a ballot in the mail may return it: By U.S. Postal Service (as long as it’s postmarked by Nov. 8, Election Day), at a secure Ballot Drop Box location, or vote in person at a Vote Center near you.
Vote Centers: In the University City and Clairemont areas, Vote Centers are now open at:
- ALCOTT ELEM SCHOOL
- DOYLE RECREATION CENTER
- NORTH CLAIREMONT REC CTR
- STANDLEY PARK & REC CTR
- UCSD GEISEL LIBRARY
Vote Centers replace polling places and provide more services. You can:
- Vote in-person or drop off a mail-in ballot
- Vote using an accessible ballot marking device
- Receive assistance and voting materials in multiple languages
- Register to vote or update your voter registration and vote on the same day
Voters can use a touch screen to make their selections on the ballot marking device. When finished, the voter will print out the official ballot with their selections. The voter can review the ballot and then give it to the poll worker to place it in the ballot box to be counted at the Registrar’s office. The ballot marking device does not store, tabulate or count any votes.
Remember that campaigning and electioneering within 100 feet of a Vote Centers or official Ballot Drop Box location is not allowed. This includes the visible display or audible dissemination of information that advocates for or against any candidate or measure on the ballot. Additionally, an individual may not circulate any petitions, including those for initiatives, referenda, recall or candidate nominations.
Ballots may be completed at Vote Centers or voters can still mark their ballot conveniently from home. Be sure to sign and date the return envelope, seal your completed ballot inside and return it to one of the Registrar’s official ballot drop box locations or Vote Centers. Or return your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service as long as it’s postmarked by Nov. 8, Election Day.
Ballot Drop Boxes: In the University City and Clairemont areas, Ballot Drop Boxes are available at the Jewish Community Center and all Public Libraires:
- Balboa Library
- Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
- North Clairemont Library
- North University Community Library
- UCSD Price Center Loop
- University Community Library
If you already returned your mail ballot, you can confirm when it was received by the Registrar’s office at sdvote.com or you can track it through the U.S. Postal Service by signing up for “Where’s My Ballot?”.
Learn more about voting in the Nov. Statewide General Election at sdvote.com, call (858) 565-5800 or toll free at (800) 696-0136.