Rebecca Spencer, Registrar of Voters, demonstrated the new Riverside County voting machines in November.
Feb. 14, 2020
Contact: Rebecca Spencer, Registrar of Voters
Tuesday is deadline to register to vote in March 3 Presidential Primary Election
Tuesday, Feb. 18 is the deadline for voters to register and be eligible to cast a ballot in the March 3 election.
Registration applications submitted online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov prior to midnight Tuesday 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, post offices and public libraries.
The registrar’s office, 2720 Gateway Drive in Riverside, will be open from 8 a.m. Tuesday morning until midnight to accept registration forms. The forms contain personal information, so to help ensure confidentiality and that they are received on time, 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.
Call the registrar’s office at (951) 486-7200 if you have any questions about your eligibility to vote.
Special Note: Effective January 1, 2017, Conditional Voter Registration is available to eligible voters in California pursuant to Election Codes 2170 through 2173. Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) extends the existing 15-day registration deadline to eligible voters, allowing them to register and vote 14 days prior to an election through Election Day.
Rebecca Spencer, Registrar of Voters, demonstrated the new Riverside County voting machines in November