Register to vote in California primaries

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The California Primaries are quickly approaching (June 7) and for those that want to participate, Monday is the last day to register to vote.

If you’ve moved, changed your name or just turned 18, you need to register or re-register to vote, San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said.

People can re-register to vote online until midnight. Paper forms must be turned into the registrar’s office or postmarked by midnight, according to Vu.

Voters registered as no party preference or nonpartisan will not have presidential candidates appear on ballots. So if a voter wishes to vote for candidates in the American Independent, Democratic or Libertarian parties, he may request a ballot. If he wishes to vote for a candidate from the Green, Peace & Freedom or Republican parties the voter must re-register under that party.

The election will feature races for president, Congress, Legislature and, in the city of San Diego, for mayor, city attorney and City Council. Numerous propositions will also appear on the ballot.

Registered voters must request a mail ballot by May 31. Around 900,000 have already been sent out.

“When you get your mail ballot, vote it and send it back right away,” Vu said. “We can start processing that ballot so it’s ready to count right when the polls close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.”

Voters can also cast ballots early at the registrar’s office, 5200 Overland Ave. in Kearny Mesa, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays until the polls close on June 7.

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