SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Registrar of Voters Office Monday mailed an all-time high of about 840,000 ballots for San Diego County's June 3 primary election and opened its doors to those who want to vote early.
"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," Registrar Michael Vu said. "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 June 3."
Vu said the previous high of absentee ballots in the initial mailing to voters was 793,000 for the general election in 2012. Around 727,000 ballots were mailed to voters for that June's primary.
Registered voters can request a ballot by mail until May 27.
The registrar's office will accept walk-in on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office, now located at 5600 Overland Drive, will also be open Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Election Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The primary election ballot features races for governor and other statewide offices; a congressional campaign between Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, former Councilman Carl DeMaio, businessman Kirk Jorgensen and surgeon
Dr. Fred Simon Jr.; a battle for county supervisor between incumbent Bill Horn and Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood; a challenge to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis from lawyer Robert Brewer and ex-prosecutor Terri Wyatt; and council races in various cities.
A San Diego County sheriff's deputy already facing charges that he groped 13 women while on duty pleaded not guilty Monday to five new charges, including forcible oral copulation.
A man and his son made a dramatic attempt to escape a raging wildfire in Montana and they captured it on video.
Opponents of California’s gas tax increase are ramping up their efforts to build support for a repeal initiative.
Temperatures stay near average, varying by a few degrees throughout the week. Slight chance of thunderstorms through Tuesday for mountain and desert locations.
Two San Diego County community colleges announced Monday they expect to waive tuition for thousands of first-time, full-time students as part of the California College Promise program.
A Rancho Penasquitos teen is getting ready for his first day of school this week with his new service dog. The senior at Mt. Carmel High School was injured in a horrific car crash and is now in a wheelchair.
Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing young killer whale in the U.S. Northwest released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca but didn't see her take any of the fish.
San Diego police are searching for an assault with a deadly weapon suspect in the vicinity of Euclid Avenue and Home Avenue in Chollas Creek Monday and are asking the public to avoid the area.
Three bills authored by San Diego-area legislators were signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, including one that increases penalties in human-trafficking cases and another limiting interactions between male correctional officers and female prisoners.