By County News Center
San Diego, CA–Nearly 250,000 ballots are on their way to eligible registered voters for the April 5 Special Primary Election for Assembly District 80.
Only those who live in the state’s 80th Assembly District under the 2011 district boundaries can vote in the election. Voters should find their ballot in the mailbox this week. They will also find “I Voted” sticker, voting instructions, and important election information inside their official ballot packet.
The district covers portions of southern San Diego County and includes parts of the cities of Chula Vista, National City, and San Diego. Information on district boundaries can be found on sdvote.com.
This special election is to fill a vacancy in the 80th Assembly District for the remainder of the current term ending in December 2022. Even though recent redistricting changed assembly district borders, the boundaries used when the term began will determine who can vote to fill the seat to complete the term.
This will be the first special election conducted under the Voter’s Choice Act. Under the act, every active registered voter will automatically receive a ballot in the mail.
Voters don’t have to wait until Election Day to vote. They can vote from the comfort of their home and return their voted ballot through the mail – no postage needed, to one of the Registrar’s official ballot drop box locations, or at any vote center in the district. If voters are dropping off their ballot, they need to check each location’s hours of operation at sdvote.com before heading out. Some ballot drop box locations and the Registrar of Voters office will be closed on Thursday, March 31 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.
Voters must sign and date their return ballot envelope. Their signature is required for their vote to count. Voters who return their ballot through the U.S. Postal Service can track it by signing up for “Where’s My Ballot?”.
Starting on March 26, five vote centers will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Election Day, April 5 for in-person voting. Nine vote centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ballot drop boxes or vote center locations are printed inside the official ballot packet and the voter information pamphlet, or voters can look it up online at sdvote.com.
Learn more about voting in the Assembly District 80, Special Primary Election at sdvote.com, call (858) 565-5800 or toll-free at (800) 696-0136.