Know Your Drop-Off Locations for Your Mail-In Ballots

     “22 percent of mail-in ballots, according to MIT, are never counted. Therefore, the massive increase in mail-in votes will mean massive number of uncounted ballots. The big losses: low-income and young voters (i.e. Democrats).”  (Greg Palast)

     Your last day to register to vote in the presidential election is Monday, October 19, 2020.

     Unless you eschew the mails and take your ballot to drop off places. See the below drop off places to carry your ballot to and leave with poll workers:

     Drop Off Mail In Ballots in San Diego County at these libraries in your area.  NPL means Not a Poll, you can’t vote there but you can drop off your ballot.

Alpine Branch Library
1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine,
CA 91901

Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library – NPL
4375 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902

Borrego Springs Branch Library – NPL
2580 Country Club Rd,
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Campo-Morena Village Branch Library – NPL
31356 Highway 94,
Campo, CA 91906

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Branch Library
2081 Newcastle Ave,
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, 92007

Carlsbad – City (Dove) Library
1775 Dove Ln,
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Carlsbad – Georgina Cole Library
1250 Carlsbad Village Dr,
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Casa de Oro Branch Library – NPL
9805 Campo Rd, #180,
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Central Library – NPL
330 Park Blvd,

     NPL – Non-Polling Location. NPLs will not serve as polling places on Election Day, but will continue to serve as mail ballot drop-off sites only.

     All other mail ballot drop off locations become polling places on Election Day, and will provide full polling place services.

     Visit each location’s website for hours of operation. On Election Day, Tuesday March 3rd, hours for dropping off voted mail ballots will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all locations. No postage necessary Mail Ballot Drop-Off Locations San Diego, CA 92101

Chula Vista (Civic Center) Library
365 F St,
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Chula Vista (Otay Ranch) Library – NPL
2015 Birch Rd,
Chula Vista, CA 91915

City Heights/Weingart Library
3795 Fairmount Ave,
San Diego, CA 92105

College-Rolando Library
6600 Montezuma Rd,
San Diego, CA 92115

Coronado Public Library – NPL
640 Orange Ave,
Coronado, CA 92118

Crest Branch Library – NPL
105 Juanita Lane,
El Cajon, CA 92021

Del Mar Branch Library
1309 Camino Del Mar,
Del Mar, CA 92014

Descanso Branch Library
9545 River Drive,
Descanso, CA 91916

El Cajon Branch Library
201 E Douglas Ave,
El Cajon, CA 92020

Encinitas Branch Library
540 Cornish Dr,
Encinitas, CA 92024

Escondido Library
239 S Kalmia St,
Escondido, CA 92025

Fallbrook Branch Library
124 S Mission Rd,
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Fletcher Hills Branch Library – NPL
576 Garfield Ave,
El Cajon, CA 92020

4S Ranch Branch Library
10433 Reserve Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127

Imperial Beach Branch Library
810 Imperial Beach Blvd,
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Jacumba Branch Library
44605 Old Highway 80,
Jacumba, CA 91934

Julian Branch Library
1850 Highway 78,
Julian, CA 92036

La Jolla/Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave,
La Jolla, CA 92037

La Mesa Branch Library
8074 Allison Ave,
La Mesa, CA 91942
Lakeside Branch Library
9839 Vine St,
Lakeside, CA 92040

Lemon Grove Branch Library
3001 School Ln,
LemonGrove, CA 91945

Lincoln Acres Branch Library
2725 Granger Ave,
National City, CA 91950

Linda Vista Library
2160 Ulric St,
San Diego, CA 92111

Mira Mesa Library
8405 New Salem St,
San Diego, CA 92126

Mission Valley Library
2123 Fenton Pkwy,
San Diego, CA 92108

National City Public Library
1401 National City Blvd,
National City, CA 91950

North Park Library
3795 31ST St,
San Diego, CA 92104

North University Library
8820 Judicial Dr,
San Diego, CA 92122

Ocean Beach Library
4801 Santa Monica Ave,
San Diego, CA 92107
Oceanside (Civic Center) Library
330 N Coast Hwy,
Oceanside, CA 92054

Oceanside Mission Branch Library
3861-B Mission Ave,
Oceanside, CA 92058

Pacific Beach/Earl & Birdie Taylor Library
4275 Cass St,
San Diego, CA 92109

Pine Valley Branch Library – NPL
28804 Old Highway 80,
Pine Valley, CA 91962

Point Loma/Hervey Library – NPL
3701 Voltaire Street,
San Diego, CA 92107

Potrero Branch Library
24883 Potrero Valley Road,
Potrero, CA 91963

Poway Branch Library
13137 Poway Rd,
Poway, CA 92064

Ramona Branch Library
1275 Main St,
Ramona, CA 92065

Rancho Bernardo Library
17110 Bernardo Center Dr,
San Diego, CA 92128

Rancho Penasquitos Library
13330 Salmon River Rd,
San Diego, CA 92129
Rancho San Diego Branch Library
11555 Via Rancho San Diego,
El Cajon, CA 92019

Rancho Santa Fe Branch Library
17040 Ave de Acacias,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Registrar of Voters Office
5600 Overland Ave,
San Diego, CA 92123

San Carlos Library
7265 Jackson Drive,
San Diego, CA 92119

San Marcos Branch Library
2 Civic Center Dr,
San Marcos, CA 92069

San Ysidro Library
4235 Beyer Blvd,
San Ysidro, CA 92173

Santee Branch Library
9225 Carlton Hills Blvd, #17,
Santee, CA 92071

Scripps Miramar Ranch Library
10301 Scripps Lake Dr,
San Diego, CA 92131

Skyline Hills Library
7900 Paradise Valley Rd,
San Diego, CA 92139

Solana Beach Branch Library
157 Stevens Ave,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Spring Valley Branch Library
836 Kempton St,
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Valencia/Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St,
San Diego, CA 92114

Valley Center Branch Library
29200 Cole Grade Rd,
Valley Center, CA 92082

Vista Branch Library
700 Eucalyptus Ave,
Vista, CA 92084

NPL – Non-Polling Location. NPLs will not serve as polling places on Election Day, but will continue to serve as mail ballot drop-off sites only. All other mail ballot drop off locations become polling places on Election Day, and will provide full polling place services.

Visit each location’s website for hours of operation. On Election Day, Tuesday March 3rd, hours for dropping off voted mail ballots will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all locations. No postage necessary Mail Ballot Drop-Off Locations

2nd Sunday – Jihmye Poetry – Open Mic 06/14/20
Our Feature Is World-Community Storyteller Alyce Smith Cooper
2nd Sunday is in solidarity with 100,000 Poets For Change
& the San Diego/Tijuana Chapter of the ReEvolutionary Poets Brigade

Jim Moreno, Author of Dancing in Dissent: Poetry for Activism
Jim Moreno is an Artist-in-Residence teaching poetry with Arts 4 Learning since 2005.  Jim was an original member and coordinator of San Diego’s Langston Hughes Poetry Circle and a board member of the African American Writers & Artists.  Moreno was also the director of the Encanto Boys and Girls Club Children’s Poetry Choir and the Language Arts teacher at the All Tribes American Indian Charter School on Rincon Reservation.  Since August of 2005 he has served as the Poet-In-Residence for the Juvenile Court & Community Schools where he teaches poetry workshops for at-risk youth in lockups and community schools and is currently between contracts.  63 of his students have been published in the Inbetween Places newsletter, a publication for the homeless.  Each of those students were awarded $10.00 for their poetry. 44 of Moreno’s students were published in the San Diego Poetry Annual’s 2015 edition.   6 of his students have won first place awards in a county-wide Poetry for Peace contest sponsored by the San Diego Peace Resource Center.  Each student was awarded $100.00.  Publishing and award monies for his students have added up to over $1500.00 since 2007..  Another student won first place in  a state-wide playwright contest.  She wrote the play in her cell in Juvenile Hall.  The award winnng one-act play was performed in a local theater.  She had never seen a play before in her young life.        The 2016-2017 edition of the San Diego Poetry Annual  saw 42 of Jim’s incarcerated students have 49 poems published.  As the Regional Editor for Native American poetry, Moreno was able to help 14 Indian poets publish 20 poems.  Some of those students were enrolled at the All Tribes American Indian Charter School where Moreno first taught Language Arts in 2002.  Moreno revisited the school and facilitated a poetry workshop for the students.  Jim Moreno was voted the Arts 4 Learning Residency Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year.
     Mr. Moreno has been a guest poetry teacher at St. Elmo’s Village in Los Angeles, the Heman B. Stark Branch of the California Youth Authority, Los Coyotes Reservation, Chula Vista High School, Crawford High School, The Grauer School in Encinitas, The Vista Buddhist Temple, Southwestern College, the Magee Park Poets in Carlsbad, California, the Point Loma Arts Academy, Explorer Charter School, and the CalSAC Statewide Conference.  Jim Moreno has been published in City Works, The Langston Hughes Poetry Anthology, The Magee Park Poets Anthology, the poetry conspiracy, Tidepools, The San Diego Poetry Annual, and others. 
     Jim has performed with The Three Deuces, a three art ensemble with jazz trumpeter Mitch Manker and dancer Michael Tompkins. He authored Dancing in Dissent: Poetry For Activism (Dolphin Calling Press, 2007).  As Jim Hornsby he serves on the advisory board of the Poetic Medicine Institute.  He recently featured with Institute president John Fox at the Encinitas Library.  He is the co-host with painter/poet Jihmye Collins of 2nd Tuesday – Jihmye Poetry, an open mic poetry gathering at the Cafe Cabaret at 3739 Adams Ave., in Normal Heights.  He has read his original verse at poetry venues from Seattle to Orlando. Moreno is a Regional Editor for the 2014-2015 San Diego Poetry Annual.  Jim won first place at The People’s Choice poetry competion at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park reciting his original poem “Strange Fruit & Other Public Executions”  He was competing with 9 other poets.
     Moreno states firmly that he is proud to be an adopted member of the Barbareno Chumash tribe.  He was adopted by his brother John Moreno, a Chumash elder, painter, storyteller, and singer in a ceremony in the spring of 1995 in Lomita, California.  His mother, Rosie (Nani) Moreno was a Tohono O’dham, Pima, Mexican, Irish elder who inspired those around her to sing with life. 
    Jim’s birth mother, Miriam Hess, was a talented story teller, traveler, and musician who played the piano and organ.  Moreno attributes his writing talent to the storytelling talents of his mother and his two sisters, Barbara and Sheila.  “I grew up listening to my mom and my sisters tell great stories during the day, at meals, and at night.  I left home at 18 to begin a life of collecting my own stories. That’s what you will find in my poetry.”

When Donald Trump Washes the Feet of the Homeless: For Delia

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled people this year,
A boy paralyzed in a diving accident,
A man and a woman with cerebral palsy,
Got down on his pope knees on a pope pillow and washed their feet,
Washed the feet of two elders who could hardly walk,
Then kissed their feet & smiled a kind smile.
  The pontiff poured water from a silver pitcher,
their feet in a silver bowl,
Wiped their feet with a clean white towel,
Kissed their feet and smiled a kind smile.
He knew that Jesus said if I’m your teacher
and wash your feet then you wash the feet of others
In the spirit, not the letter, of the law.
Last year the good pope washed the feet of two Muslims
and two women at a juvenile hall in Rome,
Years ago washed the feet of young mothers
in a maternity ward in Buenos Aires,
Pope Kindness washed and kissed the feet
of 12 AIDS patients in a hospice in Argentina,
Washed and kissed the feet of recovering
addicts in a treatment center in the capitol.
The good pope reminds us that it’s not
who’s feet are being washed, it’s
the spirit behind the gesture.
Donald Trump, raised in a Christian church,
knows the example of Jesus.
Jesus is his teacher, right?
Oh, maybe not about respecting women
but Jesus is Don’s teacher, right?
Does that mean President Don will wash my feet?
Will he wash your feet one day & not smirk?
Pour sacred water from a silver pitcher on your feet?
Catch the dirty water in a silver bowl?
Wipe your feet with a clean white towel?
Kiss your feet, look you right in the eye and smile a kind smile?
When Donald Trump kneels on a pillow, just like humble Pope Francis,
and washes the feet of a woman,
When Donald gets on his knees and washes the feet of a Muslim,
Washes the feet of the Mexican man who’s
back is bowed because of ignorance and hate,
Washes the feet of the broken and the poor,
In the spirit behind the gesture.
That’s when America will be great again.
Jim Moreno Fall 2017