By County News Center
San Diego, CA–The Board of Supervisors made it official Tuesday and called an Aug. 15 special primary election for the Fourth Supervisorial District. Voters in District 4 will fill a supervisorial seat that became vacant when the former supervisor resigned on May 15.
Nearly 400,000 voters living in District 4 will receive a ballot in the mail the week of July 16 for the election. The official ballot packet will also include an “I Voted” sticker, voting instructions, and other important election information.
The person elected will fill District 4’s vacant seat for the remainder of the current term ending in January 2027. If no candidate receives a majority vote at the Aug. 15 election, then a special general election would be held on Nov. 7. Only those who live in the district can vote in the election.
District 4 includes the communities of Lemon Grove, La Mesa, North Clairemont, Hillcrest, Balboa Park, North Park, Bankers Hill, Old Town, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, University Heights, Oak Park, Webster, Valencia Park, Encanto, Bay Terraces, Paradise Hills, Skyline, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont Mesa, Linda Vista, Birdland, Serra Mesa, Civita, portions of Grantville, City Heights, Rolando, Azalea Park, Chollas Creek, Rolando Park, Kensington-Talmadge, Mid-City, Montezuma Mesa, SDSU Mission Valley, Crest-Dehesa, Spring Valley, Casa de Oro, Mt. Helix, and Rancho San Diego.
Early voting begins on July 17 at the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa. Hours run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, the Registrar encourages voters to take advantage of the convenience of voting by mail.
Residents can vote from the comfort of their homes and return their voted ballot through the mail – no postage needed – or to any of the Registrar’s official ballot drop boxes around the district starting Tuesday, July 18 through Election Day.
Remember to sign and date your return ballot envelope. You must sign the return ballot envelope for your vote to count.
Voters who return their ballot through the U.S. Postal Service can track it by signing up for “Where’s My Ballot?”.
If you want to vote in person that option is available too. Avoid long lines by taking advantage of early voting. Starting Saturday, Aug. 5, seven vote centers will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 15, when 14 vote centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn more about voting at sdvote.com, or call (858) 565-5800 or toll-free at (800) 696-0136.