Early voting available at registrar’s office and malls in Riverside, Palm Desert and Temecula


RIVERSIDE COUNTY – Early voting for the March 3 presidential primary election began at four locations in Riverside County. Early voting is available Friday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside, on the first floor near Nordstrom’s; at the Westfield Palm Desert on the first floor across from Express and at Promenade Temecula on the first floor near the Macy’s Women’s Store.

Early voting is also available at the Registrar of Voters office Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, and Feb. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The registrar’s office at 2720 Gateway Drive in Riverside is open Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Registered voters may attend any of the early voting sites to either drop off a vote-by-mail ballot or vote on an accessible voting unit.

Early voting provides access to voters who are unable to make it to the polls Election Day and to those who would like their vote to be among the first counted election night. Voters are encouraged to cast ballots as soon as possible so they can be included in the first election night results, which will be posted shortly after 8 p.m. March 3.

Call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 with any questions about an eligibility to vote.

Important information regarding the presidential primary election:

The right to vote in the presidential primary depends on the political party registration. If a voter is registered with a political party, they can only vote for a candidate running for president in that party. A “No Party Preference” voter will automatically receive a non-partisan ballot that will have no presidential candidates listed. However, upon request, a “No Party Preference” voter can instead receive a ballot to vote the presidential ballot of the following parties: American Independent Party, Democratic Party and Libertarian Party.

More voter information is available at www.voteinfo.net.

Submitted by Riverside County.