Last week, Riverside County’s registrar of voters began mailing about 880,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets for the consolidated primary election on June 3.

Material in the pamphlet is intended to help voters make informed choices. Voters may mark their selections on the sample ballot and use it as a guide to help them complete their official ballot at the polls. The registrar recommends that voters review the materials before casting an official ballot.

If voters do not receive an informational guide in the mail, it is available on the Internet at Voters may also call the registrar’s office at 951-486-7200 or 1-800-773-8683 to request a mailed copy.

The June 3 election is a countywide election. Registered voters in all areas of the county are eligible to cast votes in this election. For questions about eligibility to vote, call the registrar’s office at the phone number above.

Voter polling locations are printed on the back cover of the information pamphlet that includes an application to request a vote-by-mail ballot. A Spanish-language version of the pamphlet also is available at and a copy can be mailed upon request.

Monday, May 5, is the first day of early voting in the registrar’s office and first day the registrar is allowed to mail vote-by-mail ballots to voters.

Voters may mail requests to the registrar’s office for a vote-by-mail ballot, but requests must be there by Tuesday, May 27. After May 27, voters must go to the registrar’s office to request and pick up a vote-by-mail ballot.

Vote-by-mail ballots must be in the possession of the registrar of voters no later than 8 p.m. election day, Tuesday, June 3. By law, ballots not in the registrar’s possession before 8 p.m. cannot be counted, even if they are postmarked before the deadline.

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.