Sample ballots and information pamphlets on the way for Nov. 8 general election

Approximately 940,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets started going out to Riverside County voters Sept. 29 for the general election on Nov. 8.  The initial sample ballot mailing process will be complete by Oct. 11.

Material in the pamphlet will help voters make informed choices.  Voters may mark their selections on the sample ballot and use it as a guide to help them complete their official ballot at the polls.  The Registrar of Voters recommends that voters review the materials before casting an official ballot.  If voters do not receive an informational guide in the mail, it will be available online at on Oct. 11. Voters also may call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 or (800) 773-8683 to request a mailed copy.

Registered voters in all areas of the county are eligible to cast votes in the Nov. 8 election. For questions about your eligibility to vote, contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

Voter polling-place locations are printed on the back cover of the information pamphlet, which includes an application to request a vote-by-mail ballot. A Spanish-language version of the pamphlet will be available at and a copy can be mailed upon request.

Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by elections officials no later than the close of the 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.

Important deadlines for the Nov. 8 election:

Oct. 11 – First day of early voting in the Registrar of Voters’ office and first day the registrar is allowed to mail vote-by-mail ballots to voters.

Oct. 24 – Last day to register to vote for the Nov. 8 election.

Nov. 1 – Last day the registrar may accept mailed requests for vote-by-mail ballots.  After Nov. 1, 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 Nov. 1 should contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

Nov. 8 – Election Day

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