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Deadline to register to vote for special mayoral election

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Monday is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 19 special mayoral election in San Diego.

San Diegans will pick a replacement for Bob Filner, who resigned Aug. 30 after his administration of less than nine months collapsed amid several scandals.

Former City Attorney Mike Aguirre, Councilmen David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer, and ex-Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher are the top candidates, according to polling.

People who want to vote in the special election will need to register if they haven't previously, if they've moved or changed their name.

Registration forms are available at, at the Registrar of Voters office at 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite I, in Kearny Mesa, U.S. Post Offices, public libraries, city clerk offices and Department of Motor Vehicles offices.

For voters who need language assistance, election materials are also available in Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese.

Registration forms must be postmarked or delivered to the Registrar by midnight Monday night. Voters can also register online until midnight.

The county also said the deadline for applying for mail ballots is Nov. 12. More than half the votes cast are expected to be by mail, according to Registrar of Voters Michael Vu.

If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election between the top two vote-getters will be held early next year.

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