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Vote 2020



Get out to the polls and vote safely this year! Or stay in and vote by mail! We've provided some options for voting in 2020. Also provided are resources and voting information. Exercise your right to vote, safely.



Register to Vote

California offers voter registration online, by mail, and in person. Online voter registration is available at RegisterToVote.ca.gov. You can also request and complete a paper voter registration form and mail or hand deliver it to your county elections official to register to vote. For more information on registering, visit California's voting resources website. Registering ahead of time is ideal, but if you miss the deadline, you can also register on voting day.

To register in California you must:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be a resident of California
  • be at least 18 years old or older on Election Day
  • not be currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony
  • not be currently found to be mentally incompetent to vote by a court
  • *find more information on voting rights restoration here

 

Vote Safely at Early Voting Locations

One or more early voting locations will be available in many counties for at least four days beginning the Saturday before the November 3, 2020, election. Voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance.


You can help keep voting locations safe for voters and election workers in these three ways:

1. Skip the Line

You can return completed ballots by mail with no stamp needed, at a secure ballot drop box, or at a voting location. Voting locations will have separate lines for voters dropping off completed ballots. Find a nearby drop box or voting location at CAEarlyVoting.sos.ca.gov.

2. Vote Early

If you visit a voting location in person, go before Election Day to help with physical distancing. One or more voting locations in many counties will be open for at least four days beginning the Saturday before Election Day.

3. Follow Safety Procedures

Protect your health and the health of other voters and election workers at voting locations by taking the following precautions:

 

Voting Location Safety Checklist

 

Wear a face covering while at the voting location.

 

 

Keep 2 arms’ length distance from other people.

 

 

Wash hands before and after entering the voting location.

 

 

Use hand sanitizer after touching doors or voting equipment.

 

 

Bring a ballpoint pen to avoid touching high-contact surfaces.

 

Want more information about how to stay safe while voting? Review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/election-polling-locations.html

 


Voters who can vote by mail will help ensure safe physical distancing at voting locations. County elections offces will begin sending vote-by-mail ballots to California voters beginning October 5, 2020. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by November 3, 2020; ballots returned at a secure ballot drop box must be deposited by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

 

Vote Safely with Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

All California voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3, 2020, election. Your county elections offce will begin mailing ballots, similar to the one pictured below, beginning October 5, 2020.

 

 

Voting by Mail is Safe and Easy

After marking your choices on your ballot, simply:

Seal it.

Secure your ballot inside the envelope from your county elections office.

 

Sign it.

Make sure the signature on your ballot envelope matches the one on your CA driver license/state ID, or the one you provided when registering. Your county elections office will compare them to protect your vote.

 

Return it.

By mail — Make sure your ballot is postmarked by November 3, 2020. No stamp required!

In person — Drop your ballot off at a secure drop box, polling place, vote center, or county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020.

 

Track it.

You can sign up at wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov. for alerts by text (SMS), email, or voice call on the status of your vote-by-mail ballot.

 

 

Voters who can vote by mail will help ensure safe physical distancing at voting locations. Voting locations will be available in all counties before Election Day. Voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance.

 

 

Dates to Remember

October 5, 2020

Counties will begin mailing vote-by-mail ballots.


October 19, 2020

Last day to register to vote. You can “conditionally” register and vote at your county elections office or voting location after the 15-day voter registration deadline.

 


 

November 3, 2020

Election day!

 


 

Vote by Drop Off Riverside | Votar por Entrega Riverside

Monday - Friday
Lunes - Viernes
10am - 3pm

Election Day Extended Hours
Horarios Extendidos del Dia de las Elecciones

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Martes, 3 de Nov. de 2020
7am - 8pm

City of Riverside
3900 Main st., Lobby
Riverside, CA 92522



Arlanza Community Center
7950 Philbin Ave.
Riverside, CA 92503

 

Janet Goeske Senior Center
5257 Sierra St.
Riverside, CA 92504

 

Riverside County Registrar of Voters
2724 Gateway Dr.
Riverside, CA 92507
(Available 24/7) | (Disponible las 24 horas al dia)

 

City of Riverside
3900 Main st., Lobby
Riverside, CA 92522

 

Lake Mathews Community Room
16453 El Sobrante Rd.
Riverside, CA 92503

 

Woodcrest County Library
16625 Krameria Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

 

Dales Senior Center
3936 Chestnut St.
Riverside, CA 92501

 

Orange Terrace Community Center
20010 Orange Terrace Pkwy.
Riverside, CA 92508

 

Ysmael Villegas Community Center
3091 Esperanza St.
Riverside, CA 92504

 

Highgrove County Library
530 Center St.
Riverside, CA 92507

 

Renck Community Center
4015 Jackson St.
Riverside, CA 92503