by Photo by Sarah Berjan

San Diegans throughout the county on Tuesday are showing up at voting centers to cast their ballots. 

There are roughly more than 1.9 million registered voters in San Diego county. Vote centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at more than 200 full-service voting centers. 

According to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters, the first set of unofficial election results will come in on Nov. 8 after 8 p.m, and will include mail ballots received before election day and vote center ballots from early voting between Oct. 29 – Nov. 7. 

Election night updates will come after the first unofficial report and will include vote center ballots cast on Election Day only. There will be no more updates to mail ballots on election night. 

The county Registrar said it expects a gap in time for the next set of results due to supplies and driving from the County’s 218 vote centers. Vote center ballots will be scanned and results will be periodically updated until all ballots have been counted, according to the registrar’s office, according the county. 

The final unofficial election night results may not come in until midnight or 1 a.m. and will only cover the ballots that could be counted immediately, however, the counting of ballots does not stop there. 

Mail-in ballots will still need to be counted, as mail ballots sent on Nov. 8 have seven days to arrive if postmarked by Election Day. The county registrar’s office will also need to count provisional ballots after they have confirmed the voter did not vote elsewhere in the state, the voter registration becomes active, and the provisional ballot is counted.

The unofficial results are scheduled to be posted by 5 p.m. on Nov. 10. Additional updates will occur at the discretion of the Registrar of Voters. 

The county expects all voters and results to be certified by Dec. 8. All updates will be posted on with the final certified results posted on Dec. 8.

Voters may see the latest results update on election night on or follow the Registrar’s office on Twitter.

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