Riverside County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer has announced that early voting for the Nov. 8 consolidated general election will be available leading up to election day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through this Friday, Nov. 4, and Monday, Nov. 7, at the Registrar of Voters office. Voting there also is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, and on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The office is located at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.

Registered voters may attend any of the early voting sites to either drop off a vote-by-mail ballot or vote on an accessible voting unit.

Early voting provides access to voters who are unable to make it to the polls on election day and to those who would like their vote to be counted first on election night. Voters are encouraged to cast their ballots as soon as possible so they can be included in the first election night results, which are posted shortly after 8 p.m. on Nov.