October 22, 2020
Let the voting begin, Election Day deadline looms
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Voting in the highly anticipated 2020 presidential election is underway although Election Day is not until November 3rd.

Approximately 1,200,000 vote-by-mail ballots were sent to to Riverside County voters.

Registered voters throughout the Inland Empire began receiving their mail-in ballots Monday, October 5th and can fill them out immediately. There are options including in-person voting.

Vote In-Person

Early Voting
Early voting is taking place the Registrar of Voters Office (2720 Gateway Drive, Riverside) October 5th through October 30th, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In-person voting will be entirely on electronic voting machines. No paper ballots will be available at the voting centers

Ballot Drop-Off Locations
Completed ballots can be returned by mail or turned in at drop-off locations across the Inland Empire including most city halls.


All registered voters will be mailed a ballot in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order. If you choose to vote at home, you can return your ballot by mail (no postage required). Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day and received by November 20, 2020. Seal it, sign it, return it, and track it.

Voter Assistance Centers

Voter Assistance Centers will be available for four days beginning the Saturday before the November 3, 2020, election. If you visit a voter assistance center in person, go before Election Day to help with physical distancing.

Dates and Times
October 31, 2020 – November 2, 2020, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Election Day, November 3, 2020, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m
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