Early voting began Monday for a special election in Poway, where voters will decide the fate of a proposed development at the StoneRidge Country Club.
While voters can go to the polls on Nov. 7, those who want to cast ballots early can do so at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office at 5600 Overland Ave. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Around 19,000 ballots are expected to arrive in mail boxes beginning Tuesday, county elections officials said.
“If you know how you want to vote, grab that mail ballot when you get it, vote it and send it back in right away,” said Registrar Michael Vu. “The sooner we get the ballot back, the sooner we can start processing it so it will be counted right when the polls close at 8 p.m. on Nov. 7.”
Poway residents have until Oct. 23 to register to vote, or change their registration, and until Oct. 31 to request a mail ballot. Those who are already permanent vote-by-mail voters do not need to re-apply.
Information on both steps is available at the registrar’s website at sdvote.com.
Measure A would amend the city’s general plan to rezone up to 25 acres of the county club from an “open space – recreation” designation to “residential condominium.” That would allow for the development of up to 180 condos for residents over 55 years old.
Supporters contend the measure would protect open space and an 18-hole golf course while providing a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse that’s open to the public. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that no organized opposition has emerged.
–City News Service
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