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Voters Encouraged to Cast a Ballot in the Nov. 8 Consolidated General Election

Tuesday, November 8 – Election Day

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif – Tuesday (Nov. 8) is Election Day for Riverside County residents registered to vote in the Consolidated General Election. Voters will be able to cast ballots at 587 polling places. To find your assigned polling place, please go to the Registrar of Voters’ website at or call (951) 486-7200. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m.

You may also cast a ballot in the Registrar of Voters office on Election Day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Registrar of voters office is located at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.

All ballots, including vote-by-mail ballots, must be received at the Registrar of voters office or any polling place within Riverside County no later than the close of polls on Election Day or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after Election Day to be counted.

Out of 1,023,773 registered voters, 723,789 have opted to vote-by-mail. Voters who turn in ballots by Monday can be part of the Election Night excitement because results from their ballots are among the first released after the polls close. Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer said approximately 320,533 voters already have cast ballots for the election.

Vote-by-mail ballots dropped off at polling places on Tuesday will be counted in the days following the election. An estimated 237,000 ballots will remain to be counted after Election Day as a result of vote-by-mail ballots dropped off or postmarked on Tuesday and provisional ballots cast at the polling places.

Tentative schedule for ballot results on Election Night and beyond:

  • Polls close Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.

  • Approximately 8:15 p.m., vote-by-mail results will be released.

  • Approximately 9:00 p.m. early voting and mid-day ballot pick up results will be released.

  • Approximately 10:00 p.m., first polling place results will be released as workers continue transporting ballots from around the county to Riverside for counting. This update will include polling place ballots arriving to the registrar’s office for tabulation prior to 9:30 p.m.

  • Hourly polling place results will be updated until 1:00 a.m.

  • After 1:00 a.m. updated polling place results will be released every 90 minutes.

Depending on voter turnout, polling place ballot counts will likely continue until 8 a.m. on Wednesday. For election results, check after the polls close and keep track of other Election Day information on Facebook and Twitter.

Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer encourages every eligible voter to cast a ballot in the election.

More voter information is available at

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