Approximately 390,000 vote-by-mail ballots were mailed to Riverside County voters starting May 7 for the consolidated primary election on June 5. Ballots should arrive in mailboxes by the end of the week. To be counted in the upcoming election, the registrar of voters office must receive the voted ballots by 8 p.m. June 5.

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

Voters have until May 29 to request a vote-by-mail ballot by completing the request form on the back of their sample ballot or by using the application form on the Registrar of Voters’ website at The forms may be returned by mail or facsimile to (951) 486-7272.

Early voting at the registrar of voters office begins May 7 and runs through June 5. Early voting also will be offered June 1 through June 3 at the Galleria at Tyler, 1299 Galleria at Tyler in Riverside; Westfield Palm Desert, 72-840 Highway 111 in Palm Desert; and The Promenade in Temecula, 40820 Winchester Road.