The Registrar of Voters has recovered a large group of sample ballot books from a long-time vendor that was replaced a week ago after missing a contractual deadline to mail sample ballots for the June 7 election. The vendor had not informed the Registrar of Voters that 75,000 sample ballot books were not included among the 300,000 sample ballots seized when the vendor was replaced last week.
Approximately 876,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets started going out to Riverside County voters today (April 28) for the presidential primary election on June 7. About half will be mailed initially, with the remainder sent by the end of next week.
Approximately 86,000 vote‐by‐mail ballots will be mailed to voters starting Monday (Oct. 5) for the consolidated general election on Nov. 3. Ballots should arrive in mailboxes by the end of next week. Completed ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters Office or any polling place within Riverside County no later than the close of polls on Election Day or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after Election Day to be counted.
Tuesday (Aug. 25) is Election Day. The election includes the High Valleys Water District, Idyllwild Water District, Pine Cove Water District, Rancho California Water District and is not a countywide election. It is also an all mail ballot election, so there will be no established polling places.
Monday (Aug. 10) is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Aug. 25 election. The Aug. 25 election includes the High Valleys Water District, the Idyllwild Water District, the Pine Cove Water District, the Rancho California Water District and is not a countywide election. It is also an all mail-ballot election, so there will be no established polling places.
Approximately 61,000 vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed to voters starting Monday (July 27) for the Special District Mail Ballot Election on August 25. Ballots should arrive in mailboxes by the end of the week. In order to be counted in the election, voted ballots must be received at the Registrar of Voters office by 8 p.m. on August 25, or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after Election Day.
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. 1) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Registrar of Voters office, 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.
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 tomorrow (Oct. 29).
Facts and other information about the potentially fatal Ebola virus are available on a new web page from Riverside County health officials.
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