Today was the last day to register for the March Primary elections

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tuesday was the deadline to register to vote if you want your ballot in the Super Tuesday Presidential Primary to be counted without being considered a provisional ballot.

In San Diego County, there are 1.8 million registered voters.

About 74 percent of those voters get their ballots by mail. Those mail ballots went out on February 3,  and so far, San Diego County Registrar Michael Vu says about 100 thousand or 7 percent of the mail-in ballots have been returned.

There are some big differences in the election rules this year. For the first time ever, you can actually register to vote on Election Day and you can also switch party affiliations on Election Day.

Giving people the capacity to register on the day of election clearly expands participation.

So why is today, February 18, still considered a deadline? It has to do with whether your vote will be considered a regular ballot or if you choose to register after today’s deadline,
then your vote will be counted as a provisional ballot.

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