Rio Hondo College Vote Center Opens in the Campus Inn on Saturday


Photo Credit: Jeffrey Barragan

The Rio Hondo College Campus Inn is in the same building as the Wray Memorial Theater, and the Music and Business departments in the Lower Quad.

Rio Hondo College students can vote in person or drop off their ballot at the Campus Inn starting Saturday. The Campus Inn vote center will also be open to non-student voters.

Rio Hondo College Vote Center and Drop-Off Box

The Rio Hondo College vote center will be available for four days. Starting on Saturday, Nov. 5, and running through Monday, Nov. 7, the vote center will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. 

However, the vote center’s hours will be extended on Election Day. On Tuesday, the vote center opens from 7 a.m. until 8 pm.. 

Ballot drop-off boxes will also be available at the Campus Inn. In addition, parts of the campus will have a 24-hour ballot drop-off box. But on Election Day, ballots have to be there before 8 p.m..

State Propositions and Local Elections

California voters can vote on seven propositions, including Proposition 1, the Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom; and Proposition 30, the Funding for Programs to Reduce Air Pollution and Prevent Wildfires by Increase Tax on Personal Income Over $2 Million.

This year, other propositions on the ballot include the fate of online sports gambling, licensed medical professionals at dialysis clinics, flavored tobacco, and art and music funding in California’s public schools.

Voters will also have the opportunity to vote in local elections, including for local government and more.

The Vote Center in the Campus Inn

To vote or drop off your ballot, you can find the Campus Inn at the back end of the Lower Quad. The Campus Inn is east of the Learning Resource Center building. 

Dr. Russell Castaneda-Calleros, from the Rio Hondo College Government and Community Relations Office, noted that having a vote center at the college–a place that students can especially access if they are taking classes on campus–“gives students another option if they have a busy schedule.”

Students and local residents who aren’t yet registered to vote can register the same day at the Rio Hondo vote center.  

There are more vote centers and drop-off boxes around Rio Hondo College at places like South El Monte High School, the Pico Park Community Center, and the Hacienda Heights Community Center.You can find vote centers and drop-off locations by visiting the California Secretary of State website.