Vote Centers In San Diego County: Where To Vote In Person 2020

Kristina Houck

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Voting in the November Presidential Election may look a little different this year, with many ballots already cast by mail. But you can still cast or hand off your ballot in person this year — and you can do it early or on Election Day.

Dubbed "vote centers" rather than "polling places," physical voting locations will also be a bit different than in years past.

The amount of in-person polling places in California will be limited compared to previous elections, in accordance with a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in August, but some vote centers already opened up as early as Oct. 24.

Centers are required to remain open Saturday through Monday Nov. 2 for at least eight hours each day and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Although every registered and active voter in California was already mailed a ballot in October, polling places will still be open for same day voter registration, for those who need assistance with language or disabilities — or for those who simply want to witness the historic election day unfold.

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters at 5600 Overland Ave., Suite 100, in San Diego is open for early voting, same day voter registration, and also serves as a 24-hour ballot drop-off location.

Find your local polling place by entering your address on the Registrar of Voters website.

There are also drop boxes available across the county:

  • Alpine Branch Library: 1752 Alpine Blvd., Alpine

  • Bonita Sunnyside Fire Protection District: 4900 Bonita Road, Bonita

  • Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library: 4375 Bonita Road, Bonita

  • Bonsall Chamber of Commerce: 5256 S Mission Road, Suite 311, Bonsall

  • Borrego Springs Branch Library: 2580 Country Club Road, Borrego Springs

  • Campo-Morena Village Branch Library: 31356 Highway 94, Campo

  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea Branch Library: 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea

  • Carlsbad City Library Learning Center: 3368 Eureka Place, Carlsbad

  • Carlsbad-Dove Library: 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad

  • Carlsbad-Georgina Cole Library: 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad

  • Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Gymnastics Center: 6100 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad

  • The Landings at Carlsbad: 2198 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad

  • Chula Vista-Civic Center Library: 365 F St., Chula Vista

  • Chula Vista-Otay Ranch Library: 2015 Birch Road, Suite 409, Chula Vista

  • HHSA Family Resource Center-Chula Vista: 690 Oxford St., Suite E, Chula Vista

  • South Bay Family YMCA: 1201 Paseo Magda, Chula Vista

  • South Chula Vista Library: 389 Orange Ave., Chula Vista

  • VFW Post 2111: 299 I St., Chula Vista

  • City of Coronado Community Center: 1845 Strand Way, Coronado

  • Coronado Library: 640 Orange Ave., Coronado

  • Del Mar Branch Library: 1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar

  • Descanso Branch Library: 9545 River Drive, Descanso

  • Crest Branch Library: 105 Juanita Lane, El Cajon

  • El Cajon Branch Library: 201 E Douglas Ave., El Cajon

  • Fletcher Hills Branch Library: 576 Garfield Ave., El Cajon

  • HHSA Family Resource Center-El Cajon: 220 S 1st St., El Cajon

  • Rancho San Diego Library: 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon

  • Encinitas Branch Library: 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas

  • Encinitas Chamber of Commerce: 535 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 116, Encinitas

  • Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA: 200 Saxony Road, Encinitas

  • Escondido Library: 239 S Kalmia St., Escondido

  • HHSA Family Resource Center-North Inland: 649 W Mission Ave. #3, Escondido

  • Palomar Family YMCA: 1050 N Broadway, Escondido

  • Fallbrook Branch Library: 124 S Mission Road, Fallbrook

  • VFW Post 1924: 1175 Old Stage Road, Fallbrook

  • Imperial Beach Branch Library: 810 Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach

  • Jacumba Branch Library: 44605 Old Highway 80, Jacumba

  • Julian Branch Library: 1850 Highway 78, Julian

  • Dan McKinney Family YMCA: 8355 Cliffridge Ave., La Jolla

  • La Jolla/Riford Library: 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla

  • Shepherd YMCA Firehouse: 7877 Herschel Ave., La Jolla

  • John A. Davis Family YMCA: 8881 Dallas St., La Mesa

  • La Mesa Branch Library: 8074 Allison Ave., La Mesa

  • Lakeside Branch Library: 9839 Vine St., Lakeside

  • HHSA Family Resource Center-Lemon Grove: 7065 Broadway, Lemon Grove

  • Lemon Grove Branch Library: 3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove

  • Lincoln Acres Branch Library: 2725 Granger Ave., National City

  • National City Public Library1401 National City Blvd., National City

  • Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA: 4701 Mesa Drive, Oceanside

  • Oceanside-Civic Center Library: 330 N Coast Highway, Oceanside

  • Oceanside-Mission Branch Library: 3861-B Mission Ave., Oceanside

  • YMCA Youth and Family Services Oceanside: 215 Barnes St., Oceanside

  • Yuima Municipal Water District: 34928 Valley Center Road, Pauma Valley

  • Pine Valley Branch Library: 28804 Old Highway 80, Pine Valley

  • Potrero Branch Library: 24883 Potrero Valley Road, Potrero

  • Postal Annex+: 14781 Pomerado Road, Poway

  • Poway Branch Library: 13137 Poway Road, Poway

  • Ramona Branch Library: 1275 Main St., Ramona

  • Rancho Santa Fe Branch Library: 17040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe

  • Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District: 18027 Calle Ambiente, Rancho Santa Fe

  • 4S Ranch Branch Library: 10433 Reserve Drive, San Diego

  • Allied Gardens/Benjamin Library: 5188 Zion Ave., San Diego

  • Balboa Library: 4255 Mt. Abernathy Ave., San Diego

  • Beach and Bay Family YMCA: 4606 Ingraham St., San Diego

  • Border View Family YMCA: 3601 Arey Drive, San Diego

  • Carmel Mountain Ranch Library: 12095 World Trade Drive, San Diego

  • Carmel Valley Library: 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego

  • Central Library: 330 Park Blvd., San Diego

  • City Heights/Weingart Library: 3795 Fairmount Ave., San Diego

  • Clairemont Library: 2920 Burgener Blvd., San Diego

  • College-Rolando Library: 6600 Montezuma Road, San Diego

  • Copley-Price Family YMCA: 4300 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego

  • Jackie Robinson Family YMCA: 151 YMCA Way, San Diego

  • Kensington-Normal Heights Library: 4121 Adams Ave., San Diego

  • Linda Vista Library: 2160 Ulric St., San Diego

  • Logan Heights Library: 567 S 28th St., San Diego

  • Mira Mesa Library: 8405 New Salem St., San Diego

  • Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Library: 215 W Washington St., San Diego

  • Mission Valley Library: 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego

  • Mission Valley YMCA: 5505 Friars Road, San Diego

  • Mission Valley YMCA Krause Family Bike & Skate Park: 3401 Clairemont Drive, San Diego

  • Mountain View/Beckwourth Library: 721 San Pasqual St., San Diego

  • North Clairemont Library: 4616 Clairemont Drive, San Diego

  • North Park Library: 3795 31st St., San Diego

  • North University Community Library: 8820 Judicial Drive, San Diego

  • Oak Park Library: 2802 54th St., San Diego

  • Ocean Beach Library: 4801 Santa Monica Ave., San Diego

  • Office of the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk-Kearny Mesa: 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego

  • Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector: 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 162, San Diego

  • Otay Mesa-Nestor Library: 3003 Coronado Ave., San Diego

  • Pacific Beach/Taylor Library: 4275 Cass St., San Diego

  • Paradise Hills Library: 5922 Rancho Hills Drive, San Diego

  • Point Loma/Hervey Library: 3701 Voltaire St., San Diego

  • Rancho Bernardo Library: 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego

  • Rancho Penasquitos Library: 13330 Salmon River Road, San Diego

  • San Carlos Library: 7265 Jackson Drive, San Diego

  • Scripps Miramar Ranch Library: 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego

  • Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library: 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego

  • Skyline Hills Library: 7900 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego

  • T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA: 4390 Valeta St., San Diego

  • The Old Globe: 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego

  • Tierrasanta Library: 4985 La Cuenta Drive, San Diego

  • Toby Wells YMCA: 5105 Overland Ave., San Diego

  • University Community Library: 4155 Governor Drive, San Diego

  • University Heights Library: 4193 Park Blvd., San Diego

  • Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library: 5148 Market St., San Diego

  • VFW Post 3787: 4370 Twain Ave., San Diego

  • YMCA Team Headquarters: 3708 Ruffin Road, San Diego

  • YMCA Youth and Family Services: 2929 Meade Ave., San Diego

  • Office of the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk-San Marcos: 141 E Carmel St., San Marcos

  • San Marcos Branch Library: 2 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos

  • San Ysidro Library: 4235 Beyer Blvd., San Ysidro

  • Cameron Family YMCA: 10123 Riverwalk Drive, Santee

  • Office of the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk-Santee: 10144 Mission Gorge Road, Santee

  • Santee Branch Library: 9225 Carlton Hills Blvd. #17, Santee

  • Solana Beach Branch Library: 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach

  • Casa de Oro Branch Library: 9805 Campo Road #180, Spring Valley

  • McGrath Family YMCA: 12006 Campo Road, Spring Valley

  • San Miguel Fire Protection District: 2850 Via Orange Way, Spring Valley

  • Spring Valley Branch Library: 836 Kempton St., Spring Valley

  • Valley Center Library: 29200 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center

  • VFW Post 7041: 1234 S Santa Fe Ave., Vista

  • Vista Branch Library: 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista

  • Vista Elks Lodge 1968: 1947 E Vista Way, Vista

All of these changes to voting in California this year are to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Vote center volunteers and employees are required to space voting booths apart, sanitize surfaces and encourage those waiting in line to socially distance.

Voters are encouraged to arrive with a face covering, but those who show up without will be provided one.

Some of the first vote centers opened in California Oct. 21; in Los Angeles, hundreds lined up outside the Staples Center waiting to vote in person.

More than 21 million ballots were mailed to California voters and an astonishing 7 million ballots have already been cast in this historic election.

This article originally appeared on the San Diego Patch