How to vote in San Diego County

Vote by Mail (VBM)

Be sure to sign the return envelope. Your signature must appear similar to the original signature on your voter registration form. A Vote-by-Mail ballot without your signature will not be counted. Your Vote-by-Mail ballot can be returned by mail, dropped off at any polling place, or deposited in a ballot drop off box. Click here for more on VBM.

Ballot Drop Off Box (Hours vary)

Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot at a ballot drop off box. Hours vary by location, and details can be found on each location’s website. Click here for a list of ballot drop box locations.

Vote In Person

No form of ID is needed to vote in person. The list of polling places is available, and you are assigned a location based on your registered address. Polling locations will hold open hours starting on October 31. You are not required to bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot to your polling location if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, but it is strongly encouraged. Click here for a list of polling places.

Accessible Voting

The Registrar of Voters office provides the Voter Information Guide in an accessible format on the Voter Profile page. The official ballot for the November 3, 2020, General Election will be available through the Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail portal beginning Monday, October 5. For accessibility questions, call (858) 565-5800 or visit sdvote.com/content/rov/en/outreach/accessible_voting.html 

IN-PERSON VOTING

Every registered voter will have the option to vote in-person at their designated polling place starting on October 31. Voters are not required to bring their Vote-by-Mail ballot to vote in-person, but it is strongly encouraged. If a voter would like to vote in-person, but has not received their mailed ballot, they can visit their polling location to cast a provisional ballot.

VOTE BY MAIL FOR EVERYONE

Every registered voter was mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot by October 5.

County Website: sdvote.com

Check Your Registration: couragecaliforniainstitute.org/voter-tools

Track Your Ballot: couragecaliforniainstitute.org/#track