San Diegans should expect mail-in ballots as part of the precaution due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said both state and local government have launched a new campaign to vote safely

Vu said:

“There are some pretty big changes for this upcoming November election due to the pandemic.”

Currently, there are less than 100 days until Election Day.

By Order Of The Governor

The mail-in ballots are part of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to keep the coronavirus cases at bay.

“This is a result of Governor Newsom’s executive order to keep everyone safe,” said Vu.

To date, the number of Californians infected is about 471,000 with the virus and 8,633 deaths.

 Los Angeles County has the highest count with 176,000 cases.

Meanwhile, San Diego County has 27,572 cases.

San Diego County is the fifth region in California with the highest case of COVID-19.

Vote Safer San Diego

Michael Vu

Registrar of Voters launched the “Vote Safer San Diego” campaign.

Vu says 75 percent of San Diegans already vote by mail.

Beginning early August, mailers will be sent out to ask voters to confirm their home address and mailing address.

Vu said:

“If any of the two are incorrect and need to be updated go online at

And re-register to vote well in advance of us mailing them their ballot.”

There will still be some polling places open Election Day.

However, not nearly as many as usual, Vu added.

Voters going to the precinct must bring a mask, practice social distancing, and be ready to wait.

Expect long lines, Vu advised.

“There are groups and individuals that need a different experience and we will be offering that,” said Vu.

Vu noted that older adults and people with underlying medical conditions are told to avoid long lines.

They ought to vote early too.

Polling sites open Saturday, October 31st through Election Day, November 3rd.


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