VOTING FAQs

November 19, 2013
CITY OF SAN DIEGO SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

WHY IS THERE AN ELECTION IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO? - A vacancy occurred due to the resignation of the City’s Mayor. A Special Municipal Election for the City will be held on November 19, 2013. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes (50% + 1), a run-off election will be held between the top two vote-getters in the City.

There are no propositions on this ballot.

For more information on the candidates filing for the Mayoral office, please check the City Clerk’s website at www.sandiego.gov/city-clerk

WHO CAN VOTE IN THE SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION? - All registered voters who reside in the City of San Diego are eligible to vote. The last day to register to vote is on November 4, 2013 for the Special Municipal Election. You can find the online process at the Registrar of Voters website www.sdvote.com. Click on Register to Vote and follow the instructions. Voter registration cards are available at Post Office, Department of Motor Vehicles and Library buildings, as well as the Office of the City Clerk at 202 C Street, San Diego, and the Registrar of Voters at 5600 Overland Ave , San Diego 92123. For more information, please call 858-565-5800.

WHERE WILL THE POLLS BE LOCATED IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO? - There will be 572 poll locations in the Special Municipal Election. Your poll location will be shown on the back cover of your sample ballot pamphlet. You may also determine your poll location by calling the Registrar of Voters at 858-565-5800 or by checking the Registrar’s website at www.sdvote.com.

INTERESTED IN BEING A POLLWORKER? - The Registrar is also recruiting poll workers for this election. Poll workers must be a U.S. citizen, a registered voter in California, and can speak, read, and write the English language. Workers receive a volunteer stipend of $75 to $175 depending on their assignment. If you are interested in becoming a poll worker, please check the Registrar’s website at www.sdvote.com and/or call 858-565-5800.

WHAT IF YOU WANT TO VOTE BUT CANNOT MAKE IT TO THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY? - You may vote a mail ballot by (1) calling the Registrar of Voters and requesting an application; (2) completing the application card on the back of your sample ballot pamphlet; or (3) writing your own request. Applications should be sent to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, 5600 Overland Ave , San Diego, 92123. A faxed application is also acceptable. The fax number is 858-694-2955

Mail ballot applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than 5 p.m., November 12, 2013. The Registrar will begin mailing ballot at least 29 days (October 21st) before Election Day to voters with permanent vote-by-mail status and those who have requested vote-by-mail status for this Special Municipal Election.

In-office voting will also begin at the Registrar of Voters Office on Monday, October 21, 2013, and continue through Election Day. The Registrar’s office will be open for voting Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Election Day, November 19th, the Registrar’s office will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

For further information on any of the above subjects, please call the Registrar of Voters at 858-565-5800.

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