SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa will stay open to 5pm Saturday for those who want to cast an early vote for Tuesday's San Diego City Council District 4 Special Election.
Nine candidates are vying to replace Tony Young, who resigned after six years in office to become CEO of the San Diego and Imperial Counties chapter of the American Red Cross.
The candidates running are:
-- Blanca Lopez Brown, a teacher and businesswoman;
-- Myrtle Cole, a former lieutenant with the San Diego Community College
-- Dwayne Crenshaw, executive director of San Diego Pride and a longtime
-- Monica Montgomery, a lawyer who specializes in finance;
-- Barry Pollard, an electronics industry employment recruiter;
-- Ray Smith, listed as a pastor and developer;
-- Sandy Spackman, listed as an administrative coordinator and educator;
-- Bruce Williams, listed as a senior community policy advisor;
-- Tony Villafranca, a community volunteer.
If a candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, they will take the office outright. Otherwise, the top two voter-getters will face each other in a runoff.
The Registrar of Voters office at 5201 Ruffin Road will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as will a drop-off location outside the office for vote-by-mail ballots.
The office will also take calls at (858) 565-5800 during those hours.
"We know people are busy and voting on Election Day Tuesday may not be convenient," Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said. "In addition to providing mail ballots and staffing polling locations, we are open Saturday to give voters another option to cast ballots or drop off their vote-by-mail ballots."
Vote-by-mail ballots can also be dropped off outside the Registrar of Voters office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, and between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.
All polling places will also accept mail-in ballots on election day.