Beginning Tuesday, July 18, registered voters in the Fourth Supervisory District may return their ballot by mail at any of 29 official ballot boxes located around the district.
Mail-in ballots are on their way to nearly 400,000 registered voters in the Fourth Supervisory District for the August 15 Special Primary Election and some voters may have received theirs on Monday.
How are the official ballot boxes of the Registrar?
Official Recorder ballot boxes are red, white and blue and feature the Recorder’s logo along with the County seal. All ballot boxes are labeled “Official Ballot Drop Box” and are constructed of high quality, heavy gauge stainless steel.
Each ballot drop box is designed to prevent physical damage and unauthorized access to mail-in ballots. The safes feature double-locking access doors, anti-pry door jambs, and other anti-theft construction measures. The Registrar’s ballot retrieval team is responsible for collecting the ballots inside the ballot box.
How do I return my ballot to an official ballot drop box?
Mark your ballot, seal your completed ballot inside your return envelope, date and sign your name on the return envelope, and return it by mail or to one of the 29 official ballot boxes of the registrar around the district. Remember, your signature is required for your vote to count.
Twenty-two official ballot boxes are located outdoors and are open 24 hours a day until 8 pm on Election Day, August 15. Seven are located indoors and access to them is available during the hours of operation of each facility.
With that in mind, voters should check each location’s hours of operation before heading out to return their ballot. Find the one closest to you by visiting the Online Registrar Locator Tool.
On Election Day, August 15, all Registrar Official Ballot Drop Box locations will be open from 7 am to 8 pm
Early voting also began Monday at the Registrar of Voters Office in Kearny Mesa. You can vote there between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. However, the Registrar encourages voters to take advantage of the convenience of voting by mail.
If you prefer to vote early in person and avoid long lines, seven polling places will open on Saturday, August 5. Vote centers will be open daily from 8 am to 5 pm until the last day of voting, Tuesday, August 15. when will 14 polling places be open from 7 am to 8 pm
You can find an official ballot drop box or vote center location near you inside your voter information pamphlet, or you can look it up online at sdvote.com.
Learn more about how to vote in the District 4 Special Primary Election at sdvote.com, or call (858) 565-5800 or toll free (800) 696-0136. Get mobile updates by texting COSD D4Election to 468311.