About 940,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets have started going out to Riverside County voters for the general election on Nov. 8. The initial sample-ballot mailing process began late last week and will be complete by Oct. 11.
The Registrar of Voters recommends that voters review the materials before casting an official ballot. These will 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.
Voter polling-place locations are printed on the back cover of the information pamphlet, which includes an application to request a vote-by-mail ballot. A Spanish-language version of the pamphlet will be available at www.voteinfo.net and a copy can be mailed upon request.
If voters do not receive an informational guide in the mail, it will be available online at www.voteinfo.net on Oct. 11. Voters also may call the registrar’s office at 951- 486-7200 or 800-773-8683 to request a mailed copy.
For questions about your eligibility to vote, contact the registrar’s office at the same phone numbers.
Below is a list of important deadlines for the Nov. 8 election:
• Oct. 11: 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. 24: Last day to register to vote for the Nov. 8 election.
• Nov. 1: Last day the registrar may accept mailed requests for vote-by-mail ballots. After Nov. 1, 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 Nov. 1 should contact the registrar’s office.
• Nov. 8: Election day. Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by elections officials no later than the close of the day.