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Election 2020

Vote Safer San Diego Ambassador

CSUSM has partnered with San Diego's Registrar of Voters to promote the Vote Safer San Diego campaign.

For the November 2020 Presidential General Election, all voters will be mailed a ballot. This will help to reduce exposure to COVID-19 while allowing you to exercise your right to vote. To protect the health and welfare of all San Diego residents, we encourage you to vote your mail-in ballot from the safety and comfort of your home. 

We will be promoting tips from the Safe and Hassle-Free Voting Experience: A Practical Guide for election 2020. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Presidential Election

November Election Reminders

  • Be Vote Ready
    • Complete voter registration online or postmark in mail by October 19, 2020.
  • Voting By Mail
    • All registered CA voters will receive a Mail-in-Ballot starting October 5, 2020.
    • Once you receive your ballot in the mail, vote, date it, sign it and mail it.
    • It is recommended that you mail your ballot back by October 27, 2020.
  • 3 Ways to Return your Mail-in-Ballot
    1. In the mail, no stamp needed.
      • Mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 3, 2020 and received by your county registrar by November 6, 2020. 
    2. Deposit it at one of the 124 secure mail ballot drop-off locations across the county.
    3. Drop off at a polling place between October 31 and November 3.

Learn more about San Diego County's voter resources at

Become a Paid Poll Worker

Prevent a shortage of poll workers and closed poll sites by become a paid Poll Worker for the 2020 Election. Typically, older Americans volunteer as Poll Workers. However, this year, because of COVID-19, older Americans are being asked not to volunteer as Poll Workers to protect their health. 

Now is the time for younger Americans to step-up and become Poll Works to ensure we have fully staffed poll sites. 

  • Apply to become a Poll Worker.
  • Complete mandatory two-day training.
  • One day of super poll set-up.
  • Up to four days of serving voters at a super poll site: Saturday, October 31 to Tuesday, November 3.
    • Eight-hour days Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the Election, and 5:30am to 10pm on Election Day.
  • Additionally, one day of closing the polls may be required.
  • Receive an hourly wage based on position (Precinct Inspector $17.61) (Technical Inspector $14.25).

Learn more about the qualifications and duties of a Poll Worker on the San Diego Registrar of Voters Poll Worker page.

2020 Election