San Diego, California - If you want to vote in the June 3 Gubernatorial Primary Election, you must register by Monday, May 19.
You will need to register if you:
- are not currently registered
- recently moved
- recently changed your name
If you’re not sure about your registration, check it online at sdvote.com. If you’re not registered or need to change your registration, you’ll find that form there too. If your signature is confirmed through Department of Motor Vehicles records, it will automatically be sent to the Registrar of Voters (ROV) office. If the signature is not confirmed, you can print the form, sign it and mail it to the Registrar.
For voters without access to a computer, registration forms are also available at the Registrar’s office, US Post Offices, public libraries, City Clerk offices and Department of Motor Vehicles offices. For voters who need language assistance, election materials are also available in Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese.
Registration forms must be postmarked or delivered to the Registrar by midnight on May 19. Voters can also register online until midnight.
Early voting is already under way at the Registrar’s office new location in Kearny Mesa. The Registrar moved to the County Operations Center to a building that is now designed for election activities. The new address is 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123.
Voters can cast their ballots there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Election Day when the voting hours will change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to reflect the hours at the polls, or between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31.
There is still time to apply for a mail ballot if that is more convenient. Registered voters can request a mail ballot until May 27.
“When you get your mail ballot, vote it and send it back right away,” said Registrar Michael Vu. “We can start processing that ballot so it’s ready to count right when the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.”
The quick return of mail ballots speeds up the overall counting process because they can be prepared before Election Day saving time and taxpayer dollars.
For additional information on voter registration, polling places or mail ballots, call (858) 565-5800 or visit sdvote.com.