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Ready to vote in the June 5 primary? Here’s when and where you can cast a ballot early or by mail in Riverside County

The listed date for California’s mid-term primary is June 5, but that’s actually the final day of an election process that started in early May, for a ballot that includes everything from local races to governor and U.S. senator.
If you’ve already made up your mind, there are plenty of ways to cast your ballot early. Here are the options for voters registered in Riverside County. (See also: Los Angeles County , Orange County , San Bernardino County )
Voting early in person
Since May 7, early voting has been available at the county registrar’s office at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (except holidays), and will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26 and June 2 — the two Saturdays before the election.
Additionally, from Friday, May 25, through Sunday, May 27, voters can go one of these three locations between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to vote early:

Riverside: Galleria at Tyler mall, 1299 Tyler St.
Palm Desert: Westfield mall, 72-840 Highway 111
Temecula : Promenade mall, 40820 Winchester Road

Voting by mail
Any registered voter can vote by mail, either by applying to be a permanent vote-by-mail voter, in which case your ballot will be mailed to you for every election you’re eligible to vote in, or by requesting a mail ballot for a single election.
If you still want to sign up for a mail ballot for the June 5 election, your application must arrive at the registrar’s office by Tuesday, May 29. Get a form to register to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter by clicking here ; request a one-time mail ballot by clicking here .
As the name makes pretty obvious, you can mail your ballot back to the county registrar; it will be counted as long as it’s postmarked no later than Election Day and arrives within three days of the election.
You also can drop off your mail ballot in person before Election Day at the county registrar’s office in Riverside — there’s a 24-hour drop box east of the main entry doors — or at the city clerk’s office in all 28 cities in the county. Click here to enter your address and find the nearest drop-off location and its hours.
(Additionally, on Election Day, mail ballots can be dropped off until the close of polls at the registrar’s office or at any polling place in the state.)
For detailed vote-by-mail instructions, click here .
Other resources
Didn’t register by the May 21 deadline but want to vote in the June 5 primary? Learn about conditional voter registration here .
Need to check out a sample ballot showing what you’re eligible to vote for in this primary? Or plan to vote on Election Day at your regular polling place and need the location? Find both of those  here . (Pro tip: You can’t turn in your sample ballot, but you can mark it up with how you want to vote and bring it into the voting booth as a cheat sheet.)
Find heaps of other information from the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office here .
For local news coverage of races in the June primary, click here , and for all of our political news, click here .
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