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San Diegans begin early voting for general election

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The Registrar of Voters Office opened for early voting in San Diego County Monday,as well as across California, ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

The Registrar of Voters Office at 5600 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa will be open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who want to fill out a ballot
before election day. The office will also be open for weekend voting on Nov. 5-6.

Election officials are predicting long lines at polling places on election day, due to the length of this year's ballot. They encourage voters to apply for mail-in ballots. Around 960,000 ballots will be sent to voters beginning Tuesday.

The last day to apply for a mail ballot is Nov. 1. However, the faster the ballots are filled out and returned, the sooner the votes will be recorded, according to the Registrar of Voters Office.

Voters in the general election will choose a president, members of Congress and the state Legislature, and decide 17 state propositions.

Locally, there are two countywide ballot measures — whether to raise the sales tax by a half-cent to pay for infrastructure projects and to approve
or deny a development in the Lilac Hills section of Valley Center — and a dozen questions in the city of San Diego, including the Chargers' plans for a downtown football stadium and convention center annex.

The ballot includes 21 other measures for voters in various cities and special districts -- many of them proposed bond issues.

Also to be decided are high-profile runoffs for county supervisor, San Diego city attorney and San Diego City Council.

Debates are scheduled tonight at 6 p.m. in the first two races.

Incumbent Supervisor Dave Roberts and challenger Kristin Gaspar will square off at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. City Attorney candidates Mara Elliott and Robert Hickey will meet at the California Western School of Law in San Diego, 225 Cedar St.

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