Monday (Aug. 12) is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Aug. 27 mail-ballot election to fill open seats in the Idyllwild Fire Protection District and Rancho California Water District. It is not a countywide election and there will be no established polling places because it is entirely a mail-ballot election.
Registration applications submitted online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov prior to midnight Monday will be honored, as will paper forms postmarked by the deadline. Paper applications are available at the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, post offices and public libraries.
The Registrar’s office, 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside, will be open until 5 p.m. Monday to accept registration forms. Because the forms contain personal information, and to help ensure they are received on time, the Registrar of Voters encourages voters to personally deliver or mail completed forms to the registrar’s office, while keeping the deadline in mind.
California residents may register to vote if they are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old by Election Day, not adjudicated as mentally incompetent and not precluded because of certain criminal convictions. A person must re-register to vote after moving, changing names or changing political party preference.
Call the Registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 if you have any questions about your eligibility to vote.