1.3M San Diegans have turned in ballots

Presidential Election 2020

SAN DIEGO — Hundreds of thousands of San Diego County voters are expected to cast their ballots in person on Election Day.

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More than 1.3 million ballots had been received by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters by mid-afternoon Tuesday, with around 51,000 votes cast at polling locations so far.

The 235 “super poll” locations across the San Diego County opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. Voters are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Voters are advised to bring their filled-out sample ballots with them so that they spend less time inside the voter booths, which will help shorten wait times.

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The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit District are offering free transit rides to help residents reach their polling places.

The San Diego County Registrar’s Office reported 1.36 million ballots collected by mid-afternoon out of the 1.95 million registered voters in the county.

Voters at a polling location in El Cajon had different reasons for choosing to cast their ballots in person.

“It’s just something we’ve always done,” one man said. “We like being in person here and doing it.”

“I never received a mail-in ballot so I decided to come down in vote,” another man said. “What happened, I have no idea.”

“I just like coming to the polls,” another voter FOX 5. “I really do … I feel like it’s more official for me, even though it’s the same.”

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