10/7/20: Voting Is Happening Now!

October 7, 2020

This is exciting! Mail ballots are arriving! If you haven’t received yours in the mail by Oct. 14, call the Registrar of Voters at 858-565-5800.

Here are some important tips:

1. Vote early and with your mail ballot. Before the pandemic, 78% of San Diego County voters were already permanent mail voters, so for many this is not new. The sooner it’s received, the sooner it’s processed. If you mail it by the Tuesday before Election Day, your ballot will be counted first thing at 8 p.m. on election night. It’s nice that the ballot is only one page because it reduces the chances of a second page getting misplaced. 

2. If you want to register to vote or check your registration status, do it here.

3. Use a black or blue pen, NOT red ink or pencil. 

4. You have to sign the return envelope (don’t print your name). The signature must match the signature on your drivers license or ID card. 

5.  If you want to vote in person, do so at your assigned polling place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Election Day Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to find your assigned polling place, which has likely changed since the last election. If you vote in person, expect long lines and wear a mask!

6. Here’s a simple way to track your ballot. The BallotTrax web page tells you if your ballot has been mailed to you, when it’s been mailed back, when it’s received by the elections office, and finally, when it’s been accepted – meaning that your vote has been counted. 

Tracking your ballot is an excellent and welcome way to instill confidence in our voting system!

Shown above is similar to what you’ll see from the registrar on the BallotTrax website when you sign up to track your ballot.

Mail your ballot back, or drop it off!

Ballots in Encinitas can be dropped at the Encinitas Library, Cardiff Library, Encinitas YMCA and Encinitas Chamber of Commerce: 

• Encinitas Branch Library
540 Cornish Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

Mail Ballot Drop-Off, until Nov. 2: M-F 10am-4pm, closed weekends, (open 10am-4pm the weekend of Oct. 31 & Nov. 1).
Election Day. Nov. 3: 7am – 8pm

Cardiff Branch Library
2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff, CA 92007

Mail Ballot Drop-Off, until Nov. 2: M-F 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 31 and Sun. Nov. 1: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Election Day. Nov. 3: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

• Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
200 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024

Mail Ballot Drop-Off, until Nov. 2: M-F 8:30am-5pm, closed weekends.
Election Day. Nov. 3: 7am – 8pm

• Encinitas Chamber of Commerce
535 Encinitas Blvd Suite 116, Encinitas, CA 92024

Mail Ballot Drop-Off, until Nov. 2: M-F 10am-4pm, closed weekends.
Election Day. Nov. 3: 7am – 8pm

Here are the drop-off locations throughout the entire county, open through Election Day, November 3. This election could not be more important. If you have any problems reach out to the registrar’s office at sdvote.com[email protected], 858-565-5800.

In service,

P.S. To support my re-election, join us in dropping campaign material at the homes of registered voters in Encinitas every Tuesday and Saturday by signing up here. Now is the time if you’re want to participate in this year’s election! If you are able to contribute any amount up to $250, please do so here.

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