Contact: Joe Vargo, Perris Public Information Officer
Phone: 951-956-2120

R.O.V.E.R. Comes to town

Juan Lemus & Mayor

Maintenance crew leader Arturo Garcia, pictured at Frank Eaton Park, said cameras have cut down on reports of graffiti at the location.

Rover, the voting booth on wheels, rolled into Perris on Oct. 9 to give Riverside County residents an early chance to cast their ballots for the presidential election as well as local races and ballot initiatives.
The mobile voting unit, dubbed Rover arrived at City Council Chambers, 101 North D Street, about 1:30 p.m. and stayed until 5 p.m. Voters could cast ballots for all elections in Riverside County.

Eligible residents also used Rover to register to vote in the upcoming election.  People can register until Oct. 20 and be able to vote in the November election.
Perris resident David Stone, 46, said he was glad for the opportunity to vote early. Stone works in Los Angeles and is often pressed for time to get home and to the voting precinct on election days.

“No sweat, it was easy,” he said after casting his ballot.

Perris city officials said bringing Rover to town helps residents take part in the democratic process.

“The City of Perris is offering this opportunity as one more way to increase services to the citizens in our community,” said City Clerk Judy Haughney. “Rover offers early voting to all registered voters in Riverside County which is a convenience and enables our Citizen’s to take part in the voting process.”
A ballot box also will be in the Perris City Clerk’s office for voters to drop off vote-by-mail ballots on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. between Oct. 6 and Oct. 31.

Riverside County election officials say Rover will be making a tour of several cities in the days prior to the election.

County Registrar of Voters Barbara Dunmore said of the outreach: “We want to offer voters across the county convenient access to early voting.”

Further information is available by contacting the Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7200.