October 21, 2020
While Election Day is November 3rd, it may be more accurate to think of that day as “election end.” As demonstrated this year, early voting and mail-in voting continues to grow in popularity (and of course, is the result of COVID in many cases). Two weeks after ballots were mailed out, 1.5 million had been returned, demonstrating a record return rate in the state that is being mirrored throughout the country. As of Monday, 355,000 ballots had been returned in the County of San Diego. While the higher-than-normal voting rate is expected to hold through Election Day, it remains to be seen exactly how that will impact election results.