The polls are open!
Polling locations throughout San Diego County will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day to give California voters the chance to cast their ballots in the special Gubernatorial Recall Election.
The 221 polling locations have been open since Saturday, giving San Diego County voters four days to vote in person. Anyone in line by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 -- Election Day -- will be able to cast their ballot.
The Registrar of Voters Office will also be open as a polling location. This is also one of several locations where people who are not yet registered to vote can register and vote on the same day. Learn more about conditional voter registration here.
From Sept. 11 through Sept. 13 the voting locations were open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Election Day.
Click here for important dates in the recall election, where to drop off your ballot, where to vote in person and more voting questions, answered
As of Saturday, already more than 773,000 voters in San Diego County have cast their ballots. That's nearly 40% of all registered voters here.
Around 2,000 have voted in person at the registrar of voters and 104,000 have dropped off their ballots at one of the 131 drop off sites across the county.
What Will the Recall Ballot Look Like?
The recall ballot will have two parts.
In the first part, voters would have the option to vote “yes” or “no” to the question of whether to remove the Governor from office.
In the second part, the voter would have an opportunity to select a replacement candidate. If more than 50% of voters vote to recall the Governor, then the replacement candidate with the most votes would be elected.
What You Can Expect at Local Polls
The Registrar of Voters is adhering to the county's public health order and some voting locations will require voters to wear a face covering when voting inside.
For those who forget their face coverings, poll workers will have coverings to give out. To check which voting locations require face coverings, click here.
Other protocols put in place include:
- Hand sanitizer is readily available when entering and exiting the facilities
- Masks and gloves available for all voters and visitors
- Plexiglass barriers in use at the Registrar’s office and all voting locations
- Controlled path of travel when entering and exiting
- Regular cleaning/disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces
Outdoor accommodations will be made available for voters who are unable to wear a facial covering.