VIDEO: Make your voice count — Cast your ballot before Nov. 8

Options include mail, drop-off and in-person voting

Polling Location at County Registrar of Voters

Ingrid Estrella

San Diegans arrive to cast their votes at the County Registrar of Voters on Election Day in November 2021. Photo by Ingrid Estrella/City Times Media

Jillian Fortner, Executive Producer, CTTV

It’s time to get ready for the 2022 midterm elections coming up Tuesday, Nov. 8.

To help prepare, here are some ways you can turn in your ballot in San Diego.

Mail it in

An easy way to get your vote in early and avoid lines is by returning your ballot by mail.

Before you mail it in, make sure it’s signed with a name and date on the return envelope. 

Ballot drop-off boxes

Ballots can also be dropped off at the 141 new stand-alone drop-off boxes. These red, white and blue boxes are designed to keep ballots secure by preventing physical damage, according to the San Diego Registrar of Voters. You can view where they are on the map through the location finder.

Head to a vote center or the Registrar of Voters office 

Ballots can be returned to vote centers across the county.

The centers will start to open up between Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. Check out this list to see where they are located.

Another option is to head on over to the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa where workers are already accepting ballots. 

Vote in-person

Voters still have the option to vote in person at various polling places or vote centers. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. You are not required to bring identification to cast a ballot in person unless you are voting for the first time.

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