It’s election day Tuesday in San Diego County, with contested races for District Attorney, Congress, San Diego City Council, Chula Vista Mayor and County Supervisor, along many with statewide races.
San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu forecast Monday that 35 percent of registered voters would cast a ballot in Tuesday’s primary election, while other observers said turnout could sink to a historic low.
A number of candidates in contested races voted early and were followed by reporters and camera crews. Rep. Scott Peters (D-52), interviewed outside his polling place in La Jolla, said he was confident of reaching a runoff in November.
“Our race is a little anticlimactic because it can’t be decided today,” he said outside All Hallows Church.
Polls are open throughout the county until 8 p.m.
To find your polling place, check the back of the Sample Ballot and Voter Information pamphlet sent to your home, or use the registrar’s polling place locator online.
If you typically vote by mail but haven’t sent it off, you will need to drop off your mail ballot at a polling place or the Registrar of Voters office. A postmark by Election Day alone is not acceptable – the ballots must be in hand before the polls close.
The vote-by-mail ballot can be dropped off at any one of 1,403 polling places in the County of San Diego.
You can also take the mail ballot and vote in person at the registrar’s new office. It moved to 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123. Voters can cast ballots until 8 p.m. on Election Day.