Monday is deadline to register to vote in June 7 Primary Election

Today, May 23, is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the June 7 Primary Election.  Currently there are 1,302,569 registered voters in Riverside County and 40,577 ballots have been returned.

Registration applications submitted online at by clicking here prior to midnight Monday will be honored, as will paper forms postmarked by the deadline. Paper applications are available at the Riverside County Registrar of Voters’ office, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, post offices and public libraries.

The registrar’s office, 2720 Gateway Drive in Riverside, will be open from 8 a.m. Monday morning until 5pm to accept registration forms. The forms contain personal information, so to help ensure confidentiality and that they are received on time, the Registrar of Voters encourages voters to personally deliver or mail completed forms to the registrar’s office, while keeping the deadline in mind.

California residents may register to vote if they are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old by Election Day, not adjudicated as mentally incompetent and not precluded because of certain criminal convictions. A person must re-register to vote after moving, changing names or changing political party preference.

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

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Special Note: Effective January 1, 2017, Conditional Voter Registration is available to eligible voters in California pursuant to Election Codes 2170 through 2173. Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) extends the existing 15-day registration deadline to eligible voters, allowing them to register and vote 14 days prior to an election through Election Day.

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