Approximately 493,833 vote-by-mail ballots are being mailed to voters for the special general election in the 28th Senate District on May 12.

Democrat Elizabeth Romero, an assistant vice chancellor at UC Riverside, will go head to head with Republican Melissa Melendez in a May 12 runoff election for the 28th Senate District seat.

Gov. Gavin Newsom called for the special election following the November resignation of Sen. Jeff Stone, R-La Quinta, to take a post with the U.S. Department of Labor. The winner will serve the remaining two years of Stone’s term, which expires in 2022.

To be counted, completed ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters office no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day, or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after Election Day.

Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned through the postal service or deposited in vote-by-mail drop-off boxes located at the Blythe City Clerk’s office or the Registrar of Voters office.

Early voting at the Registrar of Voters office begins today, April 13 and continues Monday through Friday (excluding county holidays), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Please call (951) 486-7200 if you need to schedule an appointment to vote in person.

The May 12 vote-by-mail election encompasses only the 28th Senate District and is not a countywide election.  It is also an all-mail ballot election, so there will be no established polling places. If you have any questions about your eligibility to vote, please contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

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