By Riverside County

Approximately 1,179,959 voter information guides started going out to Riverside County voters Sept. 24 for the presidential general election on Nov. 3.
Material in the voter information guide will help voters make informed choices. Voters may mark their selections on the voter information guide and use it to help them complete their official ballot. The Registrar of Voters recommends that voters review the materials before casting an official ballot. If voters do not receive an information guide in the mail, it will be available online at starting Monday, Oct. 5. Voters also may call the registrar’s office at 951-486-7200 or 800-773-8683 to request a mailed copy.
The Nov. 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 your eligibility to vote, contact the registrar’s office at 951-486-7200.
Voter assistance centers and ballot drop-off locations are printed in the voter information guide. A Spanish-language version of the guide will be available at and a copy can be mailed upon request.
Below is a list of important deadlines for the Nov. 3 election:
• Oct. 5: First day of early voting in the Registrar of Voters’ office and first day the registrar will mail vote-by-mail ballots to voters.
• Oct. 19: Last day to register to vote or change political party preference for the Nov. 3 election.
• Oct. 27: Last day the registrar may accept mailed requests for vote-by-mail ballots. After Oct. 27, 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 Oct. 27 should contact the registrar’s office at 951-486-7200.
• Oct. 31: First day of voting at voter assistance centers.
• Nov. 3: Election Day
Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the elections official, no later than the close of the polls on Election Day or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 17 days after Election Day to be counted.
If you want to register, update your address or change your political party preference, you must complete a voter registration application and submit it by Oct. 19. You can register online at or request a paper application by calling 951-486-7200.
Special Note: Effective Jan. 1 2017, conditional voter registration is available to eligible voters in California pursuant to Election Codes 2170 through 2173. Conditional voter registration (CVR) extends the existing 15-day registration deadline to eligible voters, allowing them to register and vote 14 days before an election through Election Day. An eligible voter would need to register directly at any voter assistance center to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot.

Document courtesy of Riverside County