Early voting for the March 3 presidential primary election will be available at four locations in Riverside County.

Early voting is available today, Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside, on the first floor near Nordstrom’s; at the Westfield Palm Desert on the first floor across from Express; and at the Promenade in Temecula on the first floor near the Macy’s Women’s Store.

Early voting is also available at the Registrar of Voters office Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 and Feb. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registrar’s office at 2720 Gateway Drive in Riverside is open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Registered voters may attend any of the early voting sites to either drop off a vote-by-mail ballot or vote on an accessible voting unit.

Early voting provides access to voters who are unable to make it to the polls on Election Day and to those who would like their vote to be among the first counted on Election Night. Voters are encouraged to cast ballots as soon as possible so they can be included in the first Election Night results, which will be posted shortly after 8 p.m. on March 3.

Call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 if you have any questions about your eligibility to vote.

Important information regarding the presidential primary election:

Your right to vote in the presidential primary depends on your political party registration. If you are registered with a political party, you can only vote for a candidate running for president in that party.  A “No Party Preference” voter will automatically receive a non-partisan ballot, that will have no presidential candidates listed. However, upon request, a “No Party Preference” voter can instead receive a ballot to vote the presidential ballot of the following parties:

  • American Independent Party
  • Democratic Party
  • Libertarian Party

More voter information is available by clicking here.


Image Sources

  • Early Voting: Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay