County voter information guides on the way for November 5 general election

Approximately 106,000 voter information guides started going out to Riverside County voters today, Sept. 27, for the general election on November 5.

Material in the voter information guide will help voters make informed choices. Voters may mark their selections on the voter information guide and use it to help them complete their official ballot at the polls. The Registrar of Voters recommends that voters review the materials before casting an official ballot. If voters do not receive an information guide in the mail, they will be available online at  https://www.voteinfo.net/ beginning Oct. 7.  Voters also may call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 or (800) 773-8683 to request a mailed copy.

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.

Voter polling-place locations are printed on the back cover of the information guide, which includes an application to request a vote-by-mail ballot. A Spanish-language version of the guide can be mailed upon request.

Below is a list of important deadlines for the Nov. 5 election:

Oct. 7 – First day of early voting in the Registrar of Voters office and first day the registrar is allowed to mail vote-by-mail ballots to voters.

·Oct. 21 – Last day to register to vote for the Nov. 5 election.

· Oct. 29 – Last day the registrar may accept mailed requests for vote-by-mail ballots. After Oct. 29, voters must go to the registrar’s office to request and pick up a vote-by-mail ballot. Voters who have requested, but not received a vote-by-mail ballot by Oct. 29 should contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

Nov. 5 – Election Day

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the elections official no later than the close of the 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.

  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 Oct. 21. You can register online at registertovote.ca.gov or request a paper application by calling (951) 486-7200.

Special Note: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, conditional voter registration (CVR) is available to eligible voters in California pursuant to Election Codes 2170 through 2173. 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. An eligible voter would need to register directly in the office of the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside, to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot.

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