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Registrar of Voters

San Bernardino County has reached one million registered voters

About 1,200 county residents registered to vote last week, pushing the total number of registered voters in San Bernardino County past the one million mark for the first time ever.

More than 75 percent of eligible county residents are now registered to vote.

The Registrar of Voters processed the registration records submitted last week and determined which were new voters and which were updates to existing voter records. The Registrar of
Voters confirmed today that the one million registered voters’ milestone was achieved on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

“It’s great to see this level of interest in voting in our county. Voter participation increases our community’s influence on regional, state and federal issues,” said Board of Supervisors
Chairman Curt Hagman.

As the County celebrates this milestone, we encourage voters to share their thoughts on social media about why it is important to register.

The registrar may share or retweet non-partisan posts that tag the Registrar of Voters and use #VoteReady and #SBCountyCounts in an effort to reach more than 330,000 potential voters in
San Bernardino County still not registered to vote.

Eligible citizens may register or re-register online at SBCountyElections.com. Voter registration applications are also available at the Registrar of Voters office in San Bernardino and throughout the county at post offices, city clerks’ offices, county libraries, and the Department of Motor Vehicles. A map of these locations is available on the Registrar of Voters website.

Likewise, 16 and 17 year olds may now pre-register to vote if they meet all other eligibility requirements. On their 18th birthday, they will be automatically registered to vote so they will not
miss an election.

Finally, the Registrar of Voters encourages voters and potential voters to be #VoteReady for the upcoming Presidential Primary Election on March 3, 2020.

Voters can verify their registration status by visiting SBCountyElections.com and logging into the My Elections Gateway application. Any voter who wants to update their name, address, or party
affiliation will need to re-register to be #VoteReady.

For more information about registering, re-registering or pre-registering to vote, visit the Registrar of Voters website at SBCountyElections.com, or call (909) 387-8300.

Candidate filing begins for 2019 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election

Citizens living in or near Apple Valley, Baker, and Twentynine Palms who are interested in running for the governing board of one of three local special districts may pick up candidacy documents starting on Monday, May 6.

Candidate filing for the Aug. 27, 2019 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election continues through 5 p.m. Friday, May 31.

The following special districts have offices up for election:

– Baker Community Services District

– Two Members of the Board of Directors for 4-year terms

– Mariana Ranchos County Water District

– Two Members of the Board of Directors for 4-year terms

– Twentynine Palms Water District

– Two Members of the Board of Directors for 4-year terms

Citizens who are interested in running for special district offices may obtain the appropriate documents at the district office, during regular business hours, or at the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, 777 E. Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

At the time a person picks up candidate documents for one of the special district offices, he or she must be a registered voter residing in the special district.  Interested citizens may confirm whether they live within a district and are registered to vote by using the Registrar of Voters’ My Elections Gateway application at https://www.sbcountyelections.com/VoterRegistration/MyElectionGatewayInfo.aspx.

Completed candidate filing documents must be filed at the Registrar of Voters by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31.

For more information on this election, please visit the Registrar of Voters’ website at www.SBCountyElections.com or call (909) 387-8300.

Mail ballot application deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 30

The deadline is Tuesday for San Bernardino County voters to sign up to receive a mail ballot in the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election.

Voters may submit an online application at SBCountyElections.com, fill out the Mail Ballot Application found on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide, or call the Registrar of Voters at (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300.

Voted mail ballots may be returned:

  • By mail so long as it’s postmarked on or before Election Day, Nov. 6, and received no later than three business days after the election,
  • To any mail ballot drop-off location,
  • To any polling place on Election Day, or
  • To any early vote site.

To find a mail ballot drop-off location, voters can use the Mail Ballot Drop-Off Map located on the office’s website at SBCountyElections.com.

  • Voters can find their assigned polling place:On the back cover of their Voter Information Guide.
  • By using My Elections Gateway or the Polling Place look-up tool located on the office’s website at SBCountyElections.com.
  • By calling the offices at (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300.

Today, Oct. 22, is the deadline to register to vote

Today, Oct. 22, is the deadline for citizens to register to vote for the 2018 Statewide General Election. Voters who are already registered should re-register to vote if they have changed their signature, name, address, or party affiliation.

Voters can check their registration status by visiting SBCountyElections.com and logging into the My Elections (M.E.) Gateway application. Registered voters can also use M.E. Gateway to find their polling place, voting districts, and other personalized election information.

Citizens may register to vote online at SBCountyElections.com. Voter registration applications are also available at the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters and throughout San Bernardino County at post offices, city clerks’ offices, county libraries, and the Department of Motor Vehicles. A map of these locations is available on the Registrar of Voters website.

Citizens who miss the Oct. 22 voter registration deadline still have an opportunity to register and vote in this election. A new California law allows for this conditional voter registration option beginning Oct. 23 through Election Day.

A conditional voter registration application must be submitted in person on or before Election Day at the Registrar of Voters or at one of the five other early vote sites. After completing a voter registration application, the voter will be provided with a provisional ballot to vote at that location. Visit SBCountyElections.com to view a complete list of these locations, addresses, and hours.

For more information about this election, including the locations and hours of the additional early voting sites that open on Oct. 30, visit the Elections Office website, SBCountyElections.com, or call (909) 387-8300.

Early voting opens for the Statewide General Election

Voting in the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election began Tuesday at the County of San Bernardino Registrar of Voters office.

Early voting hours at the Registrar of Voters office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino, are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters may also cast their ballots at the Registrar of Voters office on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Five additional early voting sites will open in Apple Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Montclair, Victorville, and Yucca Valley beginning Tuesday, Oct. 30.

To assist San Bernardino County voters, County Voter Information Guides were delivered to the U.S. Postal Service beginning on Oct. 3 and continue through this week.

Inside the Voter Information Guide, voters will find a sample ballot, as well as information about candidates, local measures, and how elections are conducted in California. On the back cover of the guide, voters will find the address of their assigned polling place. Voters are encouraged to hold on to their guide until Election Day so that they can easily find their polling place.

Voters may also access personalized election information, including their Voter Information Guide and their assigned polling place, using the My Elections Gateway application by visiting the Elections Office website, www.SBCountyElections.com.

Mail ballots for voters on the permanent mail ballot list were delivered to the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday. Deliveries will continue as additional mail ballot requests are received.

For more information about this election, including the locations and hours of the additional early voting sites that open on Oct. 30, visit the Elections Office website, www.SBCountyElections.com, or call (909) 387-8300.

Candidate filing deadline extended for some elections

The candidate filing deadline extends to Wednesday, August 15 at 5 p.m. for the following offices:

School Districts 

– Adelanto School District Governing Board Member, 4-Year Term

– Chino Valley Unified School District Governing Board Member, 4-Year Term

– Kern Community College District Governing Board Member, Area 2, 4-Year Term

– Lucerne Valley Unified School District Governing Board Member, 4-Year Term

– Mt. Baldy Joint School District Governing Board Member, 4-Year Term

– Needles Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 2, 4-Year Term

– Needles Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 3, 2-Year Term

– Palo Verde Community College District Governing Board Member, Area 2, 4-Year Term

– Rim of the World Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 2, 4-Year Term

– Rim of the World Unified School District Governing Board Member, Area 3, 2-Year Term

– San Bernardino Community College District Governing Board Member, Area 6, 4-Year Term

– Trona Joint Unified School District Governing Board Member, 4-Year Term

– Upland Unified School District Governing Board Member, 4-Year Term

Special Districts

– Apple Valley Foothill County Water District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– Apple Valley Foothill County Water District Board of Directors, 2-Year Term

– Barstow Heights Community Services District Board of Directors, 2-Year Term

– Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– Daggett Community Services District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– Juniper-Riviera County Water District Board of Directors, 2-Year Term

– Mojave Water Agency Board of Directors, Division 6, 4-Year Term

– Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– Phelan-Pinon Hills Community Services District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– Rand Communities Water District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– Rand Communities Water District Board of Directors, 2-Year Term

– Rim of the World Recreation and Park District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– Rubidoux Community Services District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– San Bernardino Mountains Community Hospital District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District Board of Directors, Division 4, 4-Year Term

– San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District Board of Directors, Division 5, 4-Year Term

– Thunderbird County Water District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

– Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors, 4-Year Term

Citizens interested in running for one these offices may obtain and file the appropriate documents at the Registrar of Voters, 777 E. Rialto Ave., San Bernardino. The Registrar of Voters is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The incumbents for the offices above did not file candidacy documents by the original filing deadline on Aug. 10. California law allows for a five-day extension for new candidates only. Incumbents cannot file during the candidate filing extension period.

The list of offices above may be updated on Monday, August 13 when additional shared county information becomes available. For an updated list, visit SBCountyElections.com.

For information about city offices, potential candidates should contact their local City Clerk.

Candidate filing underway for 2017 Consolidated Election

Candidate filing is underway for the November 7, 2017 Consolidated Election and will continue through 5 p.m. Friday, August 11.

Citizens interested in running for any of the offices up for election may obtain and file the candidate filing documents at the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The following districts have offices up for election:

  • Cucamonga Valley Water District

– 3 Members of the Board of Directors for 4 year terms

  • Fontana Unified School District

– 1 Member of the Governing Board for a 1 year term

  • San Bernardino City Unified School District

– 3 Members of the Governing Board for 4 year terms

  • West Valley Water District

– 2 Members of the Board of Directors for 4 year terms

– 1 Member of the Board of Directors for a 2 year term

In addition, citizens may obtain candidate filing documents at the following special district offices, during regular business hours:

  • Cucamonga Valley Water District
  • West Valley Water District

For more information on this election, please visit the Elections Office website at www.SBCountyElections.com or call (909) 387-8300.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8

voteThe San Bernardino County Elections Office reminds voters that the 2016 Presidential General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Voters can find their assigned polling place:

  • On the back cover of their Voter Information Guide.
  • By using the My Elections Gateway or the Polling Place look-up tool on the Elections Office website at com.
  • By calling the Elections Office at (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300.

Voters are also able to vote at one of five early voting sites that will be open Monday and Tuesday. Early voting sites are located at the Elections Office in San Bernardino, the Ontario Conference Center in Ontario, Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, Victorville City Hall, and Yucca Valley Town Hall.

Voters who requested mail ballots may return their voted mail ballots by mail, but the ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day. Alternatively, voted mail ballots may be returned to an early voting site or to one of 57 mail ballot drop-off locations.  To make ballot returns as convenient as possible, three early voting sites will have drive-thru drop-offs and at the Elections Office there is a 24-hour mail ballot drop-box. To find a polling place, early voting site, or mail-ballot drop-off location, visit the Elections Office website, SBCountyElections.com.

A mail ballot voter can vote at their assigned polling place if they want to vote in person or have misplaced their mail ballot. However, they must surrender their mail ballot and return envelope if they want to avoid voting a provisional ballot and a longer wait time at the polls.

At every polling place and early voting site, voters can take a ballot selfie with their unmarked ballot and their ‘I Voted’ sticker in front of a ballot selfie poster. Voters are encouraged to share their experience with their friends and family through social media.

For more information about this election, visit the Elections Office website, SBCountyElections.com, or call (909) 387-8300.

Early voting expands for the 2016 Presidential General Election

Go-Vote-500x500Beginning Monday, Oct. 31, voters in San Bernardino County will have four additional locations where they can cast their ballot prior to the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election. Early voting sites will open at the Ontario Conference Center, Rim of the World High School, Victorville City Hall, and Yucca Valley Town Hall. Earlier this month, early voting began at the San Bernardino County Elections Office.

“Opening these additional early voting sites is just another way that my office is making voting more convenient for San Bernardino County voters,” said Registrar of Voters Michael J. Scarpello. A second early voting site opened in the high desert in 2012 and a third was opened in the west valley in 2014. This election, with the addition of a mountain area location and a location in Yucca Valley, people wanting to vote early will now have more options than ever before.

All five early voting sites will also collect voted mail ballots from voters. At the Elections Office and the Ontario Conference Center locations, voters can even drop off their mail ballots during the week without getting out of their cars by using the drive-thru drop-off service at those locations. On Election Day, a drive-thru drop-off will also open at the Victorville City Hall.

At each early voting site and every polling place, voters can also take a ballot selfie with their unmarked ballots and their ‘I Voted’ stickers in front of a ballot selfie poster and share their experience with friends and family through social media.

Early voting takes place Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about this election or early voting sites, visit the Elections Office website, SBCountyElections.com, or call (909) 387-8300.

Voter registration deadline for the 2016 Presidential General Election

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Monday, Oct. 24, is the deadline for unregistered California citizens to register to vote for the 2016 Presidential General Election. Voters who are already registered should re-register to vote if they have changed their name, address, or party affiliation.

Citizens may register to vote online at SBCountyElections.com. Voter registration applications are also available at the San Bernardino County Elections Office and throughout San Bernardino County at post offices, city clerks’ offices, county libraries, and the Department of Motor Vehicles. A map of these locations is available on the Elections Office website.

The San Bernardino County Elections Office will be open until midnight on Monday, Oct. 24, to accept in-person voter registration applications. Mailed voter registration applications must be postmarked no later than October 24, 2016. The office is located at 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415.

Registered voters can check their registration status by visiting SBCountyElections.com and logging into the My Elections (M.E.) Gateway application. Registered voters can also use M.E. Gateway to find their polling place, voting districts, and other personalized election information.

For more information about registering to vote, please visit the Elections Office website at SBCountyElections.com or call (909) 387-8300.

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