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Tuesday Is The Last Day To Request A Mail Ballot

Photo caption: Mailboxes at the beach, Dec. 19, 2008.

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Mailboxes at the beach, Dec. 19, 2008.

Tuesday is the last day for registered voters to request a mail ballot from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office.

Voters can request a mail ballot by:

  1. Completing an application and dropping it off at the Registrar of Voters in Kearny Mesa
  2. Faxing a completed application to (858) 505-7294
  3. Calling the Registrar of Voters Office at (858) 694-3415

The deadline is 5 p.m.

The registrar has been urging San Diegans to vote by mail because of the sheer number of state and local propositions — necessitating the use of a two-card ballot for the first time locally.

MAP: Where To Drop Off Your Mail Ballot In San Diego

According to the registrar's office, the more people who vote and return their ballots early, the shorter lines will be at polling places on Election Day.

"The returned mail ballots will already be processed so when the clock strikes 8 p.m. on Election Night, we can immediately start counting them," said Registrar Michael Vu. "Those results will be released just minutes afterward. As with any election, the more ballots processed beforehand, the quicker the election results."

inewsource reports that as of Monday, the registrar had sent out 1,106,390 mail-in ballots with a 26.6 percent return rate. More than half of the electorate voted absentee in the 2012 election, and that's expected to rise this year.

Voters can check the status of their mail ballot here.

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