Nov. 5 Election: Registrar Encourages Early Voting

Early voting for the Nov. 5 election is now available at the Registrar of Voters office in Riverside, and it will be available Saturday at Palm Springs Public Library, registrar's staff announced Thursday.

At Palm Springs Public Library, early voting is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Learning Center at 300 S. Sunrise Way in Palm Springs. Early voting will be available during the same hours Saturday Oct. 26 and Saturday Nov. 2 at the registrar's office, 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.

On weekdays, including Thursday Oct. 24 and Friday Oct. 25, early voting will also available at the registrar's office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

On Election Day, the registrar's office will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 5.

"Registered voters may attend any of the early voting sites and either drop off a vote-by-mail ballot or vote on an electronic voting unit," registrar's staff said in an announcement. "Early voting provides access to voters unable to make it to the polls on Election Day and those who would like their vote to be among the first counted and reported on Election Night.

"Voters are encouraged to cast their ballot as soon as possible so that it can be included in the first Election Night results posted shortly after 8 p.m."

In east Riverside County, eligible voters in Blythe will elect three city council members, a city clerk and a city treasurer, according to registrar staff. Voters in Desert Hot Springs will elect a mayor and two council members. Voters in Palm Springs will elect two city council members.

In the Desert Recreation District, voters will elect a Division 1 representative. Eligible voters will also elect three candidates to the Desert Water Agency board, according to registrar staff.

Click here for a full list of candidates.

The registrar's office is at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside. For more info visit RegisterToVote.ca.gov or call (951) 486-7200.


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