Here are the top three voter hotline questions so far, which spokeswoman Shannan Velayas detailed for us shortly after 1 p.m.:
- Where do I vote? (Find where you vote in Riverside County here.)
- Am I registered to vote? (Check your status here.)
- I still have my vote-by-mail ballot at home. What do I do? (Drop it off at any Riverside County polling site by 8 p.m.)
About 145 of the hotline calls — or about 3 percent — have been complaints.
Chief among the complaints is polling sites that did not open precisely at 7 a.m. “In most cases when that happens, a poll worker overslept — hit their snooze button one too many times,” Velayas said.
Other times, callers complain about campaigning outside a polling place. State law bans electioneering outside precincts — but only within 100 feet of the entrance. It’s allowed beyond that.
The state Secretary of State has an Election Voter Complaint form on its website: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/fraud-complaints
If you have questions, you can call the office: (800) 345-VOTE for English-speaking callers and (800) 232-VOTA for Spanish-speaking callers.