Early voting begins for Tuesday's elections

POSTED: 02:23 PM PDT Jun 01, 2012    UPDATED: 02:23 PM PDT Jun 01, 2012 
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PALM DESERT, Calif. -

Coachella Valley residents can vote early for the Tuesday primary election starting Friday in Palm Desert.

Early voting will be available until 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Westfield Shoppingtown, 72-840 Highway 111.

Early voting is to "provide access to voters unable to make it to the polls on Election Day and those who would like their vote to be counted first on Election Night. Voters are encouraged to cast their vote as soon as possible, so their vote can be included in the Election Night results posted shortly after 8 p.m.," according to a statement from the Riverside County Registrar of Voters.

For information, contact the Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7200 or go to www.voteinfo.net