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.
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