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County Invests In Upgrades At Registrar Of Voters

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Aired 2/16/10

San Diego’s Registrar of Voters is working to make voting more efficient.

San Diego’s Registrar of Voters is working to make voting more efficient.

When the June primary comes around, voters who chose to cast their ballots early at the registrar’s office in Kearny Mesa should find more counter space and shorter lines.

Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler says 20,000 people showed up at her office to vote in the days leading up to the presidential election in 2008.

"We’re trying to be able to speed up the processing of voters when they come in," she said.

Most people still chose to vote at their local polling station.

However, Seiler encourages people to vote by mail, using absentee ballots. She says almost half of San Diego voters voted absentee in the last presidential election, and more than 70 percent voted absentee in the recent special recall election in Oceanside.

Seiler says the county is investing in new equipment to handle absentee ballots more efficiently.

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