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County voter information guides are on the way for June 5 consolidated primary election


Last updated 5/3/2018 at 11:10am

RIVERSIDE – Approximately 964,000 voter information guides started going out to Riverside County voters for the consolidated primary election, June 5.

Material in the voter information guide, which was mailed out beginning April 26, will help voters make informed choices. Voters may mark their selections on the voter information guide and use it 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 information guide in the mail, it is available online at  Voters also may call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 or (800) 773-8683 to request a mailed copy.

The June 5 election is a countywide election. Registered voters in all areas of the county are eligible to cast votes in this election. For questions about voting eligibility, contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

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

Keep in mind this list of important deadlines for the June 5 election.

The 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 is May 7.

The last day to register to vote for the June 5 election is May 21.

The last day the registrar may accept mailed requests for vote-by-mail ballots is May 29. After May 29, 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 May 29 should contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.

Election Day is June 5.

Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Vote-by-mail ballots must be received by the elections official 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.

In the consolidated primary election, the office of governor has 27 qualified candidates; residents can only vote for one candidate. The office of U.S. senator has 32 qualified candidates; again, residents can only vote for one candidate.

To register, update an address or change political party preference, voters must complete a voter registration application and submit it by May 21, register online at or request a paper application by calling (951) 486-7200.

Of special note, effective Jan. 1, 2017, conditional voter registration is available to eligible voters in California pursuant to Election Codes 2170 through 2173. Conditional voter registration extends the existing 15-day registration deadline to eligible voters, allowing them to register and vote 14 days before an election through Election Day. An eligible voter would need to register directly in the office of the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, 2724 Gateway Drive, in Riverside to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot.


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