Register to Vote
June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election
Registration Deadline - May 23, 2016 (All voter registration forms need to be received by the County Elections Office by
Vote by Mail Ballot Request/Mailing - May 31, 2016
Last day to request a Vote by Mail Ballot - May 31, 2016
Election Day - Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. - June 7, 2016
(Voters who have moved from one address to another within the same county and not reregistered may vote a provisional ballot at the polling place for their current (new) address at the office of the county elections official or at any polling place within the county in which you are registered to vote.)
The future depends on you. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. Register to vote! Get informed about the issues! Cast your ballot! Use the links below to help you fulfill your duty as a citzen and make a difference while you do it.
You need to be 18 years or older, a U.S. citizen and not in prison or on parole for a felony.
Or, you can pick up a voter registration form on campus at Student Special Services, 125 Costo Hall, or off campus at the Riverside County elections office, library, post office or DMV.
- Make sure you register at least 15 days before an election.
- Be sure to register again if you move, change your name or want to change your political party.
- You may choose to register as a member of a particular party such as Democratic or Republican. If none of the parties float your boat, you can choose "Decline to State."
As a registered voter, you will receive two booklets in the mail. These include nonpartisan information, which means they just give the facts and do not try to convince you to vote one way or the other.
- A Sample Ballot that lists all of the candidates and measures that will be on your ballot. It also shows where your polling place will be.
- The Voter Registration Guide tells you about statewide candidates and ballot measures.
Talk about the issues and candidates with your family and friends. Read or listen to news about the election to help you decide. Mark your choices on the Sample Ballot and take it with you when you vote.
Cast your ballot
You may vote in person at your polling place or you may request an absentee ballot
by mailing in the form that comes with the Sample Ballot. Your request must be received
by the county elections office at least one week before the election.
Riverside County is one of many that allows you to vote before election day. Check with the county elections office for early voting locations at www.voteinfo.net
If you live outside California, this site will tell you everything you need to know
about voting absentee in your home state.
Helpful guide for U.S. Citizens who are overseas including Armed Services members
Helpful guide for everything related to the voting process. http://www.calvoter.org/voter/faq.html
Another great resource for the busy college student. Learn how to register, where your polling site is and state by state regulations. http://www.vote411.org
Information on statewide measures and candidates. www.ss.ca.gov/elections/
Information on local measures and candidates. www.election.co.riverside.ca.us
Student Special Services
125 Costo Hall
Regular hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or by appointment
Phone: (951) 827-3861
FAX: (951) 827-4218