In California, the upcoming Nov. 3 election is all vote by mail, and every eligible voter will receive a ballot by mail starting Oct. 5. If you have not registered to vote, please do so by going online to www.registertovote.ca.gov by Oct. 19.
The County of Riverside Registrar of Voters has designated 80 secure ballot drop-off locations throughout the County. Three ballot drop-off locations are in Indio: Indio City Hall (100 Civic Center Mall), Indio Water Authority (83101 Avenue 45) and the Indio Public Library (200 Civic Center Mall). The three drop-off locations are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting Oct. 5 up until Election Day on Nov. 3. On election day these locations are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition to the drop-off locations, 120 Voter Assistance Centers will be set up throughout the county. Staff at these centers will assist with in-person voting, voter registration, provide replacement ballots if needed and answer any questions regarding registration. The County Registrar of Voters advised that these centers be used only if absolutely necessary. Social distancing will be practiced and face coverings will be strongly encouraged.
The Voter Assistance Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. The four designated locations in Indio are the Indio Teen Center, Indio Water Authority Corporate Yard, Indio Public Library, and the Riverside County Office of Education (47110 Calhoun St.) All this information is also available on our website.