Approximately 77,000 vote-by-mail ballots have been mailed to voters for the Nov.  5 general election.

Completed ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters Office or any polling place within Riverside County no later than the close of polls on Election Day or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after Election Day to be counted.

Vote‐by‐mail ballots can be returned through the postal service or deposited in vote‐by‐mail drop‐off boxes at participating city clerks’ offices. City clerk drop‐off locations and hours of operation can be found on the registrar’s website at A 24‐hour drop box is available outside the main entrance of the registrar’s office at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside. Vote‐by‐mail ballots also may be dropped off at any polling place within Riverside County before 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters have until Oct. 29 to request a vote-by-mail ballot by completing the request form on the back of their county voter information guide, or by using the application form on the Registrar of Voters website by clicking here. The request forms may be returned by mail or by facsimile to (951) 486-7272.

Early voting at the Registrar of Voters Office began Oct. 7, and continues Monday through Friday (excluding county holidays), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 2.  The registrar’s office will be open to voters on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Early voting will also be offered October 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs and Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Blindness Support Services, 3696 Beatty Drive in Riverside.

The Nov. 5 election is not a countywide election, so some areas of the county are not included in the election. If you have any questions about your eligibility to vote, please contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486‐7200.

If you want to register, update your address or change your political party preference you must complete a voter registration application and submit it by October 21. You can register online by clicking here or request a paper application by calling (951) 486-7200.

Special Note:  Please note that the Registrar of Voters Office has moved to 2720 Gateway Drive in Riverside.



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