April 17, 2009

REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR CHULA VISTA ELECTION

Residents Cautioned to Avoid Mixing Up Local and State Election Ballots

Residents in Chula Vista must register to vote by April 20 to participate in a special mail ballot election on May 5.

The only measure on the ballot is Proposition A, a proposal to increase the City of Chula Vista sales tax by one percent. Ballots were mailed to voters on April 6.

Residents need to register if they are not currently registered, have recently moved or changed their name. Forms are available at www.sdvote.com, as well the Chula Vista City Clerk’s office, the Registrar of Voters office, all U.S. Post Offices, public libraries, and the Department of Motor Vehicles offices. All forms must be postmarked or delivered to the Registrar of Voters no later than midnight on April 20, 2009. Voters can check their registration status online at www.sdvote.com.

Voters can drop off completed ballots at the following locations:

• Chula Vista City Clerk’s office, 276 Fourth Avenue in Chula Vista
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

• County of San Diego Registrar of Voters, 5201 Ruffin Road in Kearny Mesa
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; until 8 p.m. on Election Day

The May 5 election in Chula Vista is different than the California special election on May 19, and residents should not put the May 5 ballot in the envelope for the May 19 ballot.

For more election information, contact the Registrar of Voters at (858) 565-5800 online at www.sdvote.com.

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