The upcoming election in San Diego County is an important one, as it includes Measure C, which would increase the hotel occupancy tax to pay for the expansion of the Convention Center and fund programs to address homelessness and San Diego's highways. To ensure that the election is conducted fairly and securely, the county has put in place certain rules for voter identification. When registering to vote, either during early voting or on Election Day, San Diego County residents must present valid photo identification. This can be a copy of a recent utility bill, the model ballot you received from your county elections office, or another document sent to you by a government agency.
Jeanne Brown, president of the League of Women Voters of San Diego, has expressed her concern that voter identification laws create inconveniences and, in general, reduce turnout. On the other hand, Tony Krvaric, president of the San Diego County Republican Party, believes that voter identification is a wise way to prevent any potential voter fraud. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created a new statistical model that indicates that voter identification laws do indeed reduce the participation of minorities and members of the political left. This is an important issue to consider when discussing voter identification laws in San Diego County. Only voters who reside in the Fourth Supervisory District are eligible to participate in the elections.
Venues will remain open until election day and will be located in San Marcos, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Spring Valley and Chula Vista. For more information about voter identification rules in San Diego County, contact County General Information at (85) 694-39002-1-1 or contact the San Diego Board of Supervisors or Department of Media Information.