Vote Safer San Diego
The San Diego County Registrar of Voters is committed to ensuring that voters can exercise their right to vote in a safe, secure and accessible manner during the April 6, 2021 Special Primary, 79th State Assembly Election.
In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, every active registered voter in the 79th State Assembly District will receive a ballot in the mail for the upcoming election.
Not sure if you live in the 79th assembly district? You can find out here.
What do you need to do?
Be Vote Ready!
- Check your registration information. Make sure your residence and, if different, your mailing address are up to date.
- Have you moved or changed your name? Whether you are new to San Diego County or just moved down the street you need to re-register to vote.
- Are you a first-time voter? Register to Vote – it takes less than 2 minutes!
Vote Safer San Diego!
We urge you to vote safer at home and we are making it easy for you. Ballots will start going out in the mail nearly a month before Election Day, giving you plenty of time to mark your ballot and return by mail.
Voting by mail is:
SIMPLE. A mail-in ballot, instructions and “I Voted” sticker will be mailed to all registered voters starting March 8.
SAFER. Make voting decisions and mark your ballot comfortably at home.
SECURE. Seal your completed ballot in your postage paid envelope. Be sure to sign it, date it and return it by mail promptly so it is received well before Election Day. Your signature is required for your ballot to count! Sign your name like when you registered to vote. Or, if you registered to vote at the DMV, sign your name as it appears on your driver’s license or identification card.
You may also return your completed ballot at one of several mail ballot drop off locations across the 79th assembly district between Monday, March 29 and Election Day. If dropping off, it must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day. All mail ballot drop off locations will be closed on Wednesday, March 31 in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.
If you returned your ballot by US Postal Service, you can track it by signing up for “Where’s My Ballot?” Sign up now to receive notifications.
Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters starting the week of March 8. If you live in the 79th assembly district and haven’t received yours by March 16, call the Registrar of Voters at (858) 565-5800.
Will there be polling places?
YES. Polling places will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, April 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be fewer locations than in prior elections, so your polling place has most likely changed.
If you need to vote in person, we urge you to take advantage of early voting at the Registrar’s office beginning March 8, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Make sure you go to your assigned polling place. You can find your assigned polling place inside your mail ballot packet or you can look it up online.
Be prepared. Mark your selections on your Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet in advance so you can quickly fill in the official ballot in the voting booth.
Bring your face mask and plan to maintain social distance. The Registrar of Voters is adhering to the County’s public health orders and will make reasonable accommodations when needed to ensure the health and safety of all election workers, voters and observers to our office and polling places.
Learn more about the 2021 Special Primary, 79th State Assembly Election.