Supervisor Fletcher and Asm. Gonzalez to Vote Early on Valentine's Day
Voting on Valentine’s Day is how one local couple will spend a portion of this year’s heart filled holiday, showing their love for democracy by taking advantage of California’s early voting option.
Voting early ensures your vote is counted in the first results posted. San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and California State Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, who are married, will drop-off their completed ballots at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at the Registrar of Voters, 5600 Overland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123.
“Our democracy works best when the most people possible participate,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “In recent years several legislative actions have been taken to increase voter access and make it easier for people to cast their ballot. By leveraging options like early voting, vote by mail, or visiting one of the County’s satellite voting locations before election day, you are able to avoid the expected rush on election day.”
Both Supervisor Fletcher and Assemblymember Gonzalez as policymakers have advocated for increasing voter access to make it easier for people to exercise their right to vote. In 2019, Supervisor Fletcher passed legislation for the County to open satellite voting centers ahead of this year’s primary. In 2017, Assemblymember Gonzalez successfully earned support for Assembly Bill 216 to distribute vote-by-mail ballots with postage already paid.
“You know what’s a great date for Valentine’s Day? Taking advantage of California’s early voting with a trip to your local voting center, Registrar of Voters or just to the mailbox, if you already have your ballot,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez said. “A couple that votes together stays together!”