Vote-by-mail ballots for March 3 election on the way to voters

TEMECULA – For the March 3, presidential primary election, vote-by-mail ballots were mailed from the Registrar of Voters office, Feb. 3-5. The authorized shipping schedule was not followed by a county vendor, however, and the vote-by-mail ballots were delivered to the U.S. Postal Service Feb. 1, instead of Feb. 5 as intended. The Riverside County Registrar of Voters schedules the mailing of voter information guides before the mailing of vote-by-mail ballots by design. This staggered delivery schedule is to ensure that voters have a chance to review candidate statements and measure material before they receive their official ballot. This early mailing of the vote-by-mail ballots has caused some voters to receive their vote-by-mail ballot before their voter information guide. All vot
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