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Registrar of Voters

Registrar of Voters

The Registrar of Voters (ROV) is entrusted with providing the means for all eligible citizens of San Diego County to exercise their right to actively participate in the democratic process. The department works to ensure widespread, ongoing opportunities to register and vote in fair and accurate elections for all federal, State and local offices and measures. The ROV is also responsible for providing access to the information needed for citizens to engage in the initiative, referendum and recall petition processes and is the main repository for all County, school district, and special district campaign finance disclosure statements.

3 Elections Conducted

City of Poway Special Election (November 7, 2017)

Rancho Santa Fe School District Special Election (April 24, 2018)

Gubernatorial Primary Election (June 5, 2018)

 

403 Petitions Processed

Statewide Petitions = 14

Local Petitions = 12

Candidate Petitions = 377

 

June 5, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election

324 Candidates filed for office of which 300 qualified and of that number, 255 candidates were on the ballot for a contested office

1,693,744 Registered Voters

39.8% (673,640) Overall Turnout

Regional Comparison Orange @ 42.9% | Los Angeles @ 28.9% | San Bernardino @ 31.2% | Riverside @35.2%

673,640 ballot cards were scanned into the tabulation system (1st two-card ballot election)

261Ballot Types [multiply this number to the number of languages (5) and you get a total of 1,305 ballot iterations]

1,681,844 Sample ballot and voter information pamphlets printed

197,720 Words translated and proofed in the covered languages

9 Propositions & Measures (5 State Propositions | 4 Local Measures)

Mail ballot voters

1,143,276 Issued | 476,137 Counted

70.68% of the total votes cast

15,260 Military & Overseas Ballots Issued | 1,836 counted

128,596 (or 27%) Mail ballots dropped off at the polls

Mail Ballot Drop Off Program (MBDO)

50,948 Voted mail ballots dropped off

42 Remote Drop Off Locations (41 city and county libraries | 1 UCSD)

145 ROV MBDO Monitors

197,503 (or 29.32%) Polls Voters

35,593 Provisional Ballots Cast (Counted: 33,242 | Not Counted: 2,351)

Number of precincts: 1,444 voting precincts 

Number of poll worker training classes and locations

281 poll worker training classes (246 poll worker training classes | 35 make-up classes)

11 training locations (8 regional | 3 remote)

12 workshops attended by 484 poll workers

Number of poll worker supply pick up centers: 25

118 Supply Pick Up Staff

75 Collection Centers (includes 5 remote locations) 

583 Collection Center Staff

Election Day Staffing (November 8, 2016 Presidential General)

5,570 Poll Workers (426 Student Poll Workers | 538 College Poll Workers)

280 Field Support Representatives

722 County Employees (237 Election Night Workers |450 Poll Workers | 35 Field Support Representatives)

Election Night Staffing (June 5, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary)

304 Election Night Workers (237 County employees of which 27 volunteered their time)

Registrar of Voters