Thousands of San Diegans will have no polling place on Election Day

Posted at 5:40 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 20:40:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — While hundreds of thousands of San Diego County residents are receiving the mail-in ballots they asked for this week, some residents are receiving mail-in ballots whether they asked for them or not.

Registrar of Voters Michael Vu tells 10News about 41,000 people this election is living in precincts where there are not enough voters to field a polling place.

"When you think about all those political jurisdictions participating in the election and all those boundary lines that overlap one another, it's going to create various pockets throughout the entire county," says Vu.

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Vu says any precinct with fewer than 250 registered voters can become an automatic mail ballot district. In those cases, all registered voters in the district will receive a mail ballot. Postage in those districts is prepaid.

Voters who do not want to mail their ballots back can still drop their completed ballots off at any polling place in the county on election day.

They also have the option of taking their ballot to the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa.