Registered to vote? Today's the deadline

Posted at 4:39 PM, May 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 03:25:28-04

San Diego County residents wishing to vote in California's presidential primary election on June 7 must register to vote by Monday, May 23, according to the Registrar of Voters Office.

Voters need to register if they recently turned 18; if they are not already registered; if they recently moved; or if they recently changed their name, according to Registrar Michael Vu.

Anyone who is not sure if they are registered can check online at Registration forms are available on the website.

For voters without access to a computer, registration forms are also available at the Registrar's office in Kearny Mesa; U.S. Postal Service offices; public libraries; City Clerk's offices; and Department of Motor Vehicles offices.

For voters who need language assistance, election materials are also available in Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese.

Registration forms must be postmarked or delivered to the Registrar by midnight on May 23. Voters can also register online until midnight.

For those already registered and who do not want to fight the crowds at their poll location on election day, early voting is already underway at the Registrar's office located on the County Operations Center campus at 5600 Overland Ave., in San Diego.

Voters can cast their ballots there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Election Day when the voting hours will change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to reflect the hours at the polls.

Other early voting opportunities are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 for weekend voting. And there's still time to apply for a mail ballot if that is more convenient. Registered voters can request a mail ballot until May 31.