Monday (Oct. 19) is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the Nov. 3 election.
Registration applications submitted online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov prior to midnight Monday will be honored, as will paper forms postmarked by the deadline. Paper applications are available at the Riverside County Registrar of Voters office, Department of Motor Vehicles offices and post offices.
The registrar’s office, 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside, will be open from 8 a.m. Monday morning until 5 p.m. to accept registration forms. To help ensure they are received on time and safeguard confidentiality – since the forms contain personal information – the Registrar of Voters encourages voters to personally deliver or mail completed forms to the registrar’s office, while keeping the deadline in mind.
California residents may register to vote if they are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old by Election Day, not adjudicated as mentally incompetent and not precluded because of certain criminal convictions. A person must re-register to vote after moving, changing names or changing political party preference.
The Nov. 3 election is not a countywide election, so some areas of the county are not included in the election. Call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 if you have any questions about your eligibility to vote.