To ensure that ballots reach election officials in time to be counted in Tuesday’s election, voters should not return their ballots by mail after today.
After Oct. 31, voters are encouraged to return their ballots to drop-off boxes in participating city clerks’ offices and county libraries through Monday, Nov. 5 or at any polling place in the county on Election Day on Nov. 6.
A link to the location of the drop-off boxes is available on the Registrar of Voters website at www.voteinfo.net.
Ballots also can be deposited in the 24-hour drop box outside the front entrance to the Registrar of Voters office at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.
Ballots must reach the registrar by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
Ballots with postmarks before the deadline are not accepted and cannot be counted if they reach the registrar’s office after the 8 p.m. deadline on Tuesday.
Registrar of Voters Kari Verjil encourages every eligible voter to cast a ballot in the election.
For voters in Riverside County who want to avoid the lines at the polls on Election Day, or who may have missed the opportunity to vote by mail, early voting might be the answer.
Early voting will be available Saturday (Nov. 3) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registrar of Voters office, 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.
Voters also can vote at the registrar’s office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
*Contributed by Riverside County Registrar of Voters