To quote the League of Women Voters: “Your Vote. Your Voice.”
If you are a registered voter, you will find your polling place open on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To find your polling place, visit sos.ca.gov/elections/polling place
If you prefer to vote by mail, you must request a ballot by Tuesday, Nov. 1 at sdvote.com or (858) 565-5800. The ballots can be mailed back (67 cents postage due) now through the day necessary for them to be received by the registrar at 8 p.m. Nov. 8.
There is also a San Diego County Mail Ballot Drop-Off location at Pacific Beach Library, 4275 Cass St.
The deadline for registering to vote in this election has passed, it was Monday, Oct. 24.
In this general election, California voters will be asked to vote for President, Representatives to U.S. Congress and California State Legislature, 17 proposed laws for California (Propositions) and other candidates and laws, depending on your city of residence.
San Diegans will also vote for City Attorney and 14 Measures, and La Jollans for District 1 City Council member.
All registered voters receive two things in the mail: 1) a Sample Ballot that lists everything that will be on your ballot along with where you vote (your polling place) and 2) an Official Voter Information Guide about state-wide candidates and measures (this booklet is 224 pages long!).
Do not use a felt-tip marker on the ballot. Do not use red-ink pen. Use a black or blue pen. (See voting advisory, A22.)
The 17 State Propositions are — 51: Bonds for School Facilities. 52: Private Hospital Fees for Medi-Cal. 53: Vote on Revenue Bonds. 54: Changes to the Legislative Process. 55: Extend Tax on High Income. 57: Parole, Sentencing and Court Procedures. 58: English Language Education. 59: Political Spending Advisory Question. 60: Condoms in Adult Films. 61: Prescription Drug Costs. 62: Repealing the Death Penalty. 63: Gun and Ammunition Sales. 64: Making Recreational Marijuana Legal. 65: Money from Carry-Out Bags. 66: Death Penalty Court Procedures. 67: Plastic Bag Ban.
The 14 San Diego Measures are — A: Road Repair, Transit Traffic Relief, Water Quality. B: Amending County General Plan. C: Downtown Stadium Initiative. D: Facilities and Tourism Tax Initiative. E: Charter Amendment (CA) Regarding Qualifications, Vacancy and Removal of Mayor, City Attorney and Council. F: CA Regarding Terms of Service or Suspensions of Deputy City Attorneys. G: CA Citizens Review Board on Police Practices. H: CA Regarding City Purchasing, Contracting processes. I: CA Balboa Park/San Diego High School. J: CA Lease Revenue from Mission Bay Park. K: CA Requiring Run-off Election for Mayor, City Attorney and Councilmember. L: CA Requiring Citizen Initiative and Referendum Measures on November General Election Ballots. M: Affordable Housing. N: Non-medical Cannabis Business Tax.