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San Diego County Registrar of Voters gets interim removed from title

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County of San Diego
Registrar of Voters is Cynthia L. Paes in an undated photo.

After serving as interim registrar since January, Cynthia Paes has been named San Diego County’s new Registrar of Voters. She replaces long-time registrar Michael Vu, who is now serving as the county’s assistant chief administrative officer.

Paes takes on the top elections job as the county launches a new system of vote centers to replace neighborhood polling places, and plans to offer a wider array of options for voters to cast their ballots.

Registrar of Voters Paes joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to also talk about her goals for the role during a particularly tense period in which elections have been challenged like never before.

"So that is my goal, it's just to push out and make accurate information more available for voters to read and share," she said.