Record numbers of San Diegans have already turned out to make their voices heard.
San Diego County reported having already accounted for the ballots of 1,114,627 people before a single person arrived at the polls this morning. That’s over half the number of voters registered (1.95 million) in the county!
Almost 60,000 of those were people who voted early in-person, more than doubling the statistic from the 2016 election. In an interview with CBS8, county Registrar of Voters Michael Vu remarked that “we have never seen a seven figure like that that I have participated in. And I’ve been doing this for the past 24 years.” It seems this election is breaking records all across the board.
Voter turnout in San Diego this election is estimated to reach up to 85%, according to the Registrar of Voters, compared to 81% from the last general election. If San Diego does indeed hit that estimated voter turnout, the number of people voting at the county’s 235 ‘super poll’ locations today could surpass 480,000.
Polls opened at 7 am this morning to the remainder of voters looking to exercise their civic duty, and will remain open until 8 pm. Voters will be allowed to cast their ballots as long as they are in line at a polling place or ballot drop-off location by 8 pm.
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