Early voting began in San Diego County on Monday, Oct. 6, and although there are scores of offices and ballot measures before the voters, the white hot 52nd congressional district race is considered the area’s marquee race.

A quarter of the 850,000 mail-in ballots that the county’s Registrar of Voters sent out went to voters in the 52nd district.

inewsource has created a searchable map that will be updated daily through the Nov. 4 election to show by precinct where mail-in ballots have been returned in the district.

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Lorie Hearn is the chief executive officer and editor of inewsource. She is a lifelong news-aholic who started her reporting career writing her Girl Scout newsletter at age 12. High school and college were filled with school newspaper work, and after graduation, she worked as a reporter for newspapers...