No do-overs for early voters who chose presidential drop-out

California 2020 Primary
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SAN DIEGO – Thousands of early voters in San Diego County have cast ballots for Democratic presidential candidates who recently dropped out of the race.

The San Diego Registrar of Voters said Monday that about 300,000 mail-in ballots have already been turned in. Thousands of those early voters undoubtedly cast their votes for Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar or Tom Steyer, all of whom announced that they were ending their presidential bids after poor showings in the South Carolina primary on Saturday.

Registrar Michael Vu said Monday that votes that have already been cast cannot be changed, but anyone who has marked their mail-in ballot but hasn’t sent it in can still change their vote.

“If they still have their ballot in hand and a candidate has dropped out, what they can do is come to our office here at the Registrar of Voters Office, 5600 Overland, or they can get to any one of the satellite locations, and they can get a replacement ballot of their choosing,” Vu said. “ They can spoil that ballot and surrender it and then receive a replacement ballot, which they can then cast.”

The satellite voting offices are at the following locations:

  • San Marcos Community Center
    3 Civic Center Drive
    San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Carmel Mountain Ranch Community Park
    10152 Rancho Carmel Drive
    San Diego, CA 92128
  • Spring Valley Community Center
    8735 Jamacha Blvd.
    Spring Valley, CA 91977
  • South Region Live Well Center
    690 Oxford Street
    Chula Vista, CA 91911

Voters can also get replacement ballots at the main Registrar of Voters office at 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, CA 92123.

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Key Dates and Deadlines

Sept. 24: Sample ballots mailed

Oct. 5: Early voting begins

Oct. 6: Mail drop-off locations open

Oct. 19: Voter registration deadline

Nov 3: Election Day

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