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840,000 San Diego County Early Ballots Mailed Out For June Primary

Above: A man fills out a voting ballot in 2008.

The Registrar of Voters Office mailed out an all-time high of about 840,000 ballots Monday for San Diego County's June 3 primary election and opened its doors to those who want to vote early.

"If you know how you want to vote, grab that mail ballot when you get it, vote it and send it back in right away,'' Registrar Michael Vu said. "The sooner we get the ballot back, the sooner we can start processing it, so it will be counted right when the polls close at 8 p.m. on June 3.''

Registered voters can request a ballot by mail until May 27.

The registrar's office will accept walk-in on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office, now located at 5600 Overland Drive, will also be open Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Election Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The primary election ballot features races for governor and other statewide offices; a congressional campaign between Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, former Councilman Carl DeMaio, businessman Kirk Jorgensen and surgeon Dr. Fred Simon Jr.; a battle for county supervisor between incumbent Bill Horn and Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood; a challenge to District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis from lawyer Robert Brewer and ex-prosecutor Terri Wyatt; and council races in various cities.

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