Deadline to vote in Primary Election draws near

You have until 8PM Tuesday to get your ballot to Registrar of Voters'

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. - June 3 is Election Day for Riverside County residents who are registered to vote in the Consolidated Primary Election. Interim Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer is encouraging every eligible voter to cast a ballot in the election.

Voters can cast ballots at 545 polling locations. To find your assigned polling place, visit the Registrar of Voters' website or call (951) 486-7200. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You can also cast your ballot in the Registrar of Voters' office on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m., Spencer said in a statement. The office is located at 2724 Gateway Drive in Riverside.

All ballots, including vote-by-mail ballots, must be in the possession of the Registrar of Voters by 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. Ballots with postmarks before the deadline are not accepted and can't be counted if they reach the registrar's office after the deadline.

By the Numbers: California's June 2014 Election

17,722,006      Californians registered to vote in the June 3 primary election

22,353            Precincts throughout the state's 58 counties

8.8 million       Vote-by-mail ballots issued, as reported by county elections officials

3,749,215        Voters registered with no political party preference (21% of registered voters)

5,036,610        Voters registered with Republican Party preference (28% of registered voters)

7,692,670        Voters registered with Democratic Party preference (43% of registered voters)

153                  Legislative and congressional seats up for election: 20 State Senate (all even-numbered districts), 80 State Assembly, 53 U.S. House of Representatives

32                    Number of candidates with no party preference. There is also one nonpartisan statewide contest - Superintendent of Public Instruction - which does not list candidates' party preferences.
50                    Number of certified write-in candidates for constitutional, legislative and congressional contests

69%                Highest turnout percentage of registered voters in a non-presidential primary (1978)

28%                Lowest turnout percentage of registered voters in a non-presidential primary (2008)

28                    Days county elections officials have to complete vote-tallying and auditing after election day

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