Countywide Fire Update 195: Potrero Recall Election to Proceed as Planned
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Countywide Fire Update 195
Potrero Recall Election to Proceed as Planned
The December 11, 2007 Recall Election in the Potrero Community Planning Group will proceed as planned,
Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler announced today.
“Any voters displaced by the fire do not lose their domicile for purposes of voting,” said Seiler. “We just need
a mailing address so we can deliver their ballots.”
Most voters’ mail delivery is not affected, regardless of the status of their homes. Over 80% of the 509
registered voters in the district pick up their mail at the Potrero post office that resumed operations on
October 27, well in advance of the November 13th deadline to mail ballots for the recall election.
Voters who receive street delivery and whose homes are no longer habitable can apply for general delivery, a
service offered by the U.S. Postal Service. Although this service is normally restricted to 30 days, postal
service representative have assured the registrar’s office that general delivery service will be extended
indefinitely for fire victims. As of Tuesday, October 30, only three of the 88 voters who receive street delivery
are on the confirmed damage list and the registrar’s office will attempt to contact those voters to obtain their
A petition for the recall of five members of the Potrero Community Planning Group was circulated this
summer and sufficient valid signatures were obtained to trigger the recall election. Potrero Community
Planning Group elections are governed by San Diego County Board of Supervisors Policy I-1, which allows
the election to be conducted by mail ballot.
All registered voters in the Potrero Community Planning Area are eligible to vote. The last day to register to
vote in this election is Monday, November 26. Registration affidavits are available at Post Offices, the
Department of Motor Vehicles, Library buildings, as well as various City Clerk offices. Affidavits are also
available at the Registrar of Voters at 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite I.