Monday is deadline to register to vote in August 29 Special District Mail Ballot Election

   Monday (Aug. 14) is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Aug. 29 election. The Aug. 29 election includes the Rancho California Water District, Pine Cove Water District, and High Valleys Water District and is not a countywide election. It is also an all mail-ballot election, so there will be no […]

Melendez speaks out on upcoming ballot measures

LAKE ELSINORE – This past weekend State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez took to social media and her website,, offering up her opinions on the upcoming elections and the measures that will appear on this year’s ballot. “If nothing else, VOTE NO on Jerry Brown’s PROP 57 – which would make the sexual assault of an unconscious […]

Hemet voters to decide fate of public safety tax

Hemet voters to decide fate of public safety tax

Following an hourslong discussion and public hearing, Hemet City Council, in a 4-1 vote, adopted a resolution Tuesday, July 26, to place a one-cent per dollar tax before voters on the Nov. 8 ballot. The general use tax, if approved by voters, will be used to enhance public safety in the city. Hundreds of people were in attendance at […]

County rejects, accepts points in grand jury report on 2015 Election

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County grand jury investigation into how the Registrar of Voters office managed polling stations in the November 2015 election uncovered issues that need to be resolved, according to a report the Board of Supervisors received today. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board accepted the registrar’s response to the grand […]

California looking to legalize recreational marijuana

Jacob Preal Valley News Intern California voters may be legalizing recreational marijuana with a vote on the Nov. 8 ballot. The “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” received more than 600,000 signatures to qualify the initiative for the November ballot. Although this number has yet to be verified by elections officials, the […]