SAN DIEGO–The last day to register to vote for the 80 State Assembly District and San Diego City Council District No. 4 special consolidated election is Monday, May 6. Voters will be asked to choose who should fill the two remaining years in the terms for those districts because the elected officials resigned their respective positions to take other posts.
Despite the new redistricting boundaries, State law requires the 2001-2010 district boundaries be used to fill the San Diego City Council District No. 4 vacancy because those voters elected the original candidate. Voters who have questions on whether they live within the former boundaries can check at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/voters/Eng/EproceedDL.html. The updated redistricting boundaries will be in effect for the vacancy in the 80th State Assembly District. Approximately 230,000 registered voters will have the opportunity to vote in one or both of these elections.
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, check it online at www.sdvote.com. If you’re not registered or need to change your registration, you’ll find that form there too. If your signature is confirmed through Department of Motor Vehicles records, it will automatically be sent to the Registrar. If the signature is not confirmed, the voter will be prompted at that time to 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 of Voters office at 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite I, in Kearny Mesa, 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 midnight May 6 for the May 21 consolidated election. Voters can also register online until midnight.
For more information on either election, visit www.sdvote.com or call (858) 565-5800.