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General Election 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions

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Am I registered to vote?

You can check your voter registration status on the County Registrar of Voters website. If you need to change or update your voter registration information, you may do so online through the California Secretary of State's Online Voter Registration page. The last day to register is Monday, October 19. After that you can still register and vote in person at the Registrar of Voters office. 

Who is on my ballot for the Primary Election?

  • Candidates running for President, as well as Federal, State, Educational, and most cities in San Diego County.

For a comprehensive list of Democratic candidates and recommendations, please visit www.sddemocrats.org/vote.

Can I vote by mail?

All California voters will be mailed ballots for this election. Ballot return envelopes must be signed and dated by the voter. To send ballots by mail, no postage is required, but they must be postmarked by November 3. Ballots will be counted as long as they’re received up to 17 days after Election Day. Ballots can also be turned in at an early drop-off location starting October 6 (drop-off only; no other services provided), or at any polling place from October 31 to November 3.

Can I dropoff my ballot?

Yes, early dropoff locations, addresses, and open hours can be found at www.sddemocrats.org/dropoff. That list includes most libraries and YMCAs. The polling place lookup page is at www.sddemocrats.org/polls

Can someone turn in my ballot for me?

As in recent previous elections, someone else may return a ballot on a voter’s behalf. There’s a place on the ballot near the voter’s signature for that person to write their own name and address. 

Can I vote in person?

Starting October 5, people can vote in person at the Registrar of Voters office from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They’re located at 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego (92123). Polling places will be open from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Election Day, and from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day itself. Your assigned polling place has probably changed, so please check your polling location at www.sddemocrats.org/polls. Face coverings and social distancing are required at all voting locations.

Key Dates

Monday, October 19: Last day to register to vote at a poll or by mail (received, not postmarked)
October 20 - November 3: Register late and vote conditionally at the Registrar of Voters Office
October 31-November 2: Super Polls open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 3: Election Day and last day for a Vote-by-Mail (VBM) ballot to be postmarked. Super Poll locations and Regisrar's office open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

How do I volunteer?

You can help volunteer for the party by signing-up here, or you can call our office at (858) 277-3367. We are making calls and sending text messages remotely to voters about our voting recommendations. Check out all of our opportunities at https://sddems.link/help