Oceanside CA– (CNC) If you want to vote in the Nov. 4 California Gubernatorial General Election, you must register by today, Monday, Oct. 20.
You will need to register if you:
- Are not currently registered
- Recently moved
- Recently changed your name
If you’re not sure about your registration status, check it online. If you’re not registered or need to change your registration, you’ll find that information there, too. If your signature is confirmed through Department of Motor Vehicles records, it will automatically be sent to the Registrar of Voters office. If the signature is not confirmed, you can print the form, sign it and mail it to the Registrar.
For voters without access to a computer, registration forms are also available at the Registrar’s office, US 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 Monday, Oct. 20. Voters can also register online until midnight that same day.
Early voting is already under way at the Registrar’s new location at 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, 92123. Voters can cast their ballots there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday until Election Day when the voting hours will change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., to reflect the hours at the polls, or between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2.
There is still time to apply for a mail ballot if that is more convenient. Registered voters can request a mail ballot until Oct. 28.
“When you get your mail ballot, vote it and send it back right away,” said Registrar Michael Vu. “We can start processing that ballot so it’s ready to count right when the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.”
The quick return of mail ballots speeds up the overall counting process because they can be prepared before Election Day, saving time and taxpayer dollars.
For additional election information, call (858) 565-5800 or visit sdvote.com.