Helpful hints for voters

  1. There is no “online” voting.
  2. Mail ballots started going out Monday, October 5. If you haven’t received your mail ballot by Oct. 19, call the Registrar of Voters at (858) 565-5800.
  3. To track your ballot, go to to sign up for texts or emails letting you know the status of your ballot once it leaves the Registrar of Voters to your house, when it’s received back by them, when it’s been counted, etc.
  4. If your mail ballot is lost, damaged, or you made a mistake on your first ballot, call (858) 565-5800.
  5. Your polling place (it almost certainly will have changed) will be open from October 31 to November 3. The location will be on the back of your sample ballot and voter information pamphlet (or you can look it up online at If you vote in person on election day, lines may be long.
  6. Ballot drop-off locations are open from October 6 to November 3. They include:
    A. La Mesa – the John Davis Family YMCA, the La Mesa Branch library,
    B. Lemon Grove – the HHSA Family resource enter and the Lemon Grove Branch Library.
    C. Spring Valley- the Casa de Oro branch library, the McGrath Family YMCA, and the Spring Valley branch library.
    D. Santee – the Cameron Family YMCA, the office of the Santee Assessor Recorder/County Clerk, and the Santee Branch Library.
    E. El Cajon – the Crest branch library, the El Cajon branch library, the Fletcher Hills branch library, the HHSA Family Resource Center, the Rancho San Diego library
    F. San Carlos/Allied Gardens – San Carlos library; Allied Gardens – Allied Gardens/Benjamin library
    G. The Registrar of Voters, at 5600 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 982123, will be open for in-person voting, and ballot drop off.
    H. For the full list, go to
  7. If you received a mail ballot and decide to vote in person at your polling place, you MUST BRING your mail ballot with you – the poll worker will destroy your mail ballot & you can vote in person.
  8. Your ballot is pre-paid. No stamp is necessary, and putting extra postage on your envelope won’t “guarantee” it will go first class. As soon as the envelope is mailed, it’s automatically considered first class mail by the USPS.
  9. Don’t forget to sign your ballot envelope!

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