For those looking for a weekend adventure, or those who have to leave the Hill early and don’t return until late, or just work off the Hill, or forgot to request a mail ballot, Riverside County is offering you a chance to cast a ballot in the November 2018 Election this weekend.
Early voting will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Registrar of Voters office, which is located at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.
Voters also can vote at the Registrar’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (11/2), and on Monday, Nov. 5. On Election Day, Nov. 6., the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., even at the Registrar’s Office
Call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 if you have questions about your eligibility to vote.
Even if you work on the Hill, your right to vote is protected. On Election Day, Nov. 6, California law permits employees to take up to two hours off work without loss of pay if they’re unable to make it to the ballot box during non-work hours.
“Even if your work schedule makes it too tough to get to your polling place before or after the work, you have the right as a voter to cast your ballot on November 6,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said in the press release. “State law gives voters the right to take up to two hours off of work to go vote without a loss of pay.”
California Elections Code section 14000 allows workers up to two hours off, without a loss of pay, to vote if they do not have enough time to do so in their non-work hours. The law requires workers to notify their employers two working days before the election if they need to take time off to vote.