Today, Tuesday, May 12, is Election Day for registered voters in the 28th Senate District mail ballot election.

Democrat Elizabeth Romero, an assistant vice chancellor at UC Riverside, prepares to go head to head with Republican Assemblymember Melissa Melendez in the runoff election.

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.

The election will be conducted completely by mail, so there will be no established polling places. Please go to the Registrar of Voters’ website by clicking here for ballot drop off locations and in-person voting opportunities. You may also cast a ballot in the Registrar of Voters office on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The Registrar of Voters office is located at 2720 Gateway Drive in Riverside.  Please call (951) 486-7200 if you need to schedule an appointment to vote in person.

All ballots must be in the possession of the Registrar of Voters Office 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.

The May 12 election encompasses only the 28th Senate District and is not a countywide election.  If you have any questions about your eligibility to vote, please contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer encourages every eligible voter to cast a ballot in the election.

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