San Diego County Elections are an essential part of the democratic process, and it is essential that all poll workers are properly trained and equipped to ensure that the election runs smoothly. As a new or returning election employee, you will receive training and materials to make sure you are safe and ready to help voters on Election Day. During and after election night, there may be changes in the unofficial presentation of results, as more ballots are processed and counted, including military and foreign ballots and validated provisional ballots. Election officials or appointees retrieve returned ballots by mailbox, often on bipartisan teams and at frequent intervals. Election officials use a variety of technological, physical, and procedural controls to help protect these systems and the integrity of the electoral processes they support.
These measures are designed to deter, detect, and protect against significant security threats related to electoral infrastructure and processes. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to challenge a poll worker's decision, there are several steps you can take. First, contact the Board of Supervisors or the San Diego Department for general information (85) 694-39002-1-1.They can provide you with information about the election process and any legal requirements that may apply. Additionally, election officials have multiple protective and unforeseen measures, such as provisional ballots or printed election records, that limit the impact of a cyber incident with minimal interruption to voting. Finally, if you feel that your rights have been violated or that your vote has been compromised in any way, you can contact your local election office or the California Secretary of State's office for assistance. It is important to remember that all ballots and relevant records must be preserved in their post-election state if they are needed for recounting, auditing, or other post-election processes.