Approximately 880,000 sample ballots and information pamphlets will start going out to voters tomorrow (April 24) for the consolidated primary election on June 3, 2014. About half will be mailed initially, with the remainder sent to voters by early next week.
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 on the internet at www.voteinfo.net beginning tomorrow. Voters may also call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 or 1 (800) 773-8683 to request a mailed copy.
The June 3 election is a countywide election. Registered voters in all areas of the county are eligible to cast votes in this election. For questions about your eligibility to vote, contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.
Voter polling 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 also is available at www.voteinfo.net and a copy can be mailed upon request.
Below is a list of important deadlines for the June 3 election:
o May 5 – 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.
o May 19 – Last day to register to vote for the June 3 election.
o May 27 – Last day the registrar may accept mailed requests for vote-by-mail ballots. After May 27, 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 27 should contact the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200.
o May 28 – Recommended as last day to mail a ballot locally with high likelihood the registrar will receive it in time to be counted in the June 3 election.
o June 3 – Election Day
Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Vote-by-mail ballots must be in the possession of the Registrar of Voters no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. By law, ballots that are not in the registrar’s possession before 8 p.m. CANNOT be counted, even if they are postmarked before the deadline.