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The East County (Santee), San Marcos, and Kearny Mesa locations will serve as official Mail Ballot Drop-Off locations for the 2020 Presidential General Election from Tuesday October 6 through Tuesday November 3.

Your signed, sealed and dated voted mail ballot envelope can be dropped off during these hours:

East County (Santee) and San Marcos:

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On Election Day Tuesday November 3rd, hours for dropping off voted mail ballots will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Kearny Mesa:

24 hours a day until 8 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday November 3 using the official mail ballot drop box located outside the front entrance.

Questions regarding the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program should be directed to the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters (858) 565-5800.

Updated: July 2, 2020

All Assessor/ Recorder/ County Clerk Office have been closed for in-person counter services.

In accordance with the County Health Officer order regarding the COVID-19, starting Monday July 6, 2020, we are closed to the public for all over-the-counter services at the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk's Office. Offices will remain closed until further notice from the County Health Officer.  Online, mail, and phone services are available for your assistance.

The following services will continue to be available by phone, mail, online, and via E-mail:

  • Document Recording Services (by mail only)
  • Vital Records requests: Birth, Death, and Marriage Records (by mail or online)
  • Fictitious Business Name Statements (by mail)
  • Property Assessment Services
  • Copies of Official Records (by mail or online)
  • Notary Public Registrations (by mail)
  • Authentications (by mail)

Click here for the latest update of the Recorder/County Clerk mail processing times.

Marriage License and Ceremony Service Appointments can be booked through our award-winning self-service system by clicking here.

Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk phone and E-mail information services will remain available. Many customer services are available online at or:

Assessor Services: (619) 236-3771 
Recorder Services: (619) 238-8158
Marriage/Birth/Death Records and Fictitious Business Names: (619) 237-0502
E-mail Contact:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 121750, San Diego, CA 92112

For more information from the County of San Diego about the corona virus and real-time updates please visit or sign up for text message updates by texting COSD COVID19 to 468-311.

Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr.

Phone: (619) 236-3771

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