Whether you want to vote using your mail-in ballot or in person, there is still time to make your voice heard in the Nov. 8 election.

Election Day is fast approaching, but there is still time to cast your ballot in Riverside County.

Those wanting to use the vote-by-mail ballot they received in the mail have a number of options for returning their ballot:

  • By mail: You can mail in your ballot, no postage needed. You just need to make sure it’s postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your county elections office no later than seven days after the election for your vote to count.
  • Ballot drop box: You can drop your ballot into any one of the Riverside County ballot drop boxes or at a ballot drop-off location, ballot drop box or a polling location anywhere in the state.
  • By proxy: You can ask someone you trust to return your ballot for you as long as they are not getting paid on a per ballot basis to return it.

A map of ballot drop box locations within Riverside County can be found below.

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For those who want to vote in-person, there are over 100 vote centers throughout Riverside County that will be open Monday and Tuesday for people to vote. Since Riverside County is a Voter’s Choice Act county, voters are able to cast their vote at any of the vote centers throughout the county.

A map of vote centers in the communities of Aguanga, Anza, Banning, Beaumont, Bermuda Dunes, Blythe, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Cherry Valley, Coachella, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Eastvale, Hemet, Idyllwild, Indian Wells, Indio, Jurupa Valley, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Mecca and Menifee can be found below.

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A map of vote centers in the communities of Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Nuevo, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, Thousand Palms, Wildomar and Winchester can be found below.

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If you are eligible to vote but have not yet registered, the state of California allows same day voter registration. New voters will fill out a voter registration card and be given a provisional ballot to fill out. Once county elections officials verify your voter information, your vote will be counted.

As of Friday, a total of 1,310,928 vote-by-mail ballots had been issued and 214,945 had been returned. Those wanting to watch the vote counting process can do so via a livestream on the county’s YouTube channel here.

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