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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.

Mail ballots delivered for the 2016 Presidential General Election

rov-logoThe San Bernardino County Elections Office will begin delivering mail ballots to the U.S. Post Office on Saturday, October 15, for voters on the permanent mail ballot list. These ballots will start arriving in mail boxes on Monday, October 17.

Voters can still sign up to receive a mail ballot by submitting an online application at SBCountyElections.com, by filling out the Mail Ballot Application found on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide, or by calling the Elections Office. The deadline to request a mail ballot is Tuesday, November 1.

New this election, the Elections Office is including an ‘I Voted By Mail’ sticker along with every mail ballot. Mail ballot voters are encouraged to take a ballot selfie with their unmarked ballot and their ‘I Voted By Mail’ sticker to share with friends and family on social media.

Voted mail ballots may be returned by mail, but must be postmarked on or before Elections Day, November 8, 2016, and received no later than three business days after the election. Additionally, voted mail ballots may be returned in person to any polling place on Election Day, or to one of the 57 mail ballot drop-off locations prior to Election Day. To find a mail ballot drop-off location, voters can use the Mail Ballot Drop-Off Map located on the Elections Office website at SBCountyElections.com.

Also on the website, voters can access personalized election information, including their Voter Information Guide, their assigned polling place, and their mail ballot status by using the award winning My Elections (M.E.) Gateway application.

For more information about this election, voters can call (909) 387-8300.

Voter Information Guides delivered and Early Voting begins

rov-logoSan Bernardino County Voter Information Guides for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election will be delivered to the U.S. Post Office on Friday, October 7 and early voting for the election begins at the Elections Office on Monday, October 10.

Inside the Voter Information Guide, voters will find a sample ballot, as well as information about voting, candidates, and local measures.  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 so they can easily find their polling place on Election Day.

Early voting hours for the Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415, are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The office will also be open on Saturday, November 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

At the Elections Office, voters can take a ballot selfie with their unmarked ballot and their ‘I Voted’ sticker in front of a ballot selfie poster.  “Taking a ballot selfie and sharing it on social media is a great way to increase excitement about the election,” said Registrar of Voters Michael J. Scarpello.  In addition to early voting sites, ballot selfie posters will be placed at every polling place on Election Day.

Beginning Monday, October 31, additional early voting sites will open in Ontario, Victorville, Lake Arrowhead, and Yucca Valley.

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

Poll workers needed for the 2016 Presidential General Election

flags canvaThe San Bernardino County Elections Office is recruiting poll workers for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election.  More than 3,000 poll workers in San Bernardino County will be assigned to work on Election Day.

Poll workers are paid between $115 and $190 for working on Election Day and are typically assigned to work in or near their own neighborhood.  Poll workers must be registered to vote, attend at least one two-hour training class, and be able to work on Election Day from 6 a.m. until approximately 9 p.m.

Many precincts require bilingual poll workers who speak Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese.  Poll workers who provide this language assistance will receive extra pay.

To apply online, use the award-winning My Elections (M.E.) Gateway application on the San Bernardino County Elections Office website at SBCountyElections.com, or call (909) 387-8300.

Candidate filing deadline approaching for 2016 Presidential General Election

flags canvaFriday, Aug. 12, is the last day for potential candidates to return completed candidate filing documents for offices up for election in the 2016 Presidential General Election.

There are more than 200 local offices up for election in San Bernardino County, including school district, special district, and city offices.

Citizens who are interested in running for school or special district offices up for election may obtain and file the appropriate 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.  Completed candidate filing documents must be filed at the Elections Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12.

In addition, citizens may obtain candidacy documents for following special district offices from the district’s secretary, during regular business hours:

  • Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
  • Big Bear Airport District
  • Big Bear City Community Services District
  • Big Bear Municipal Water District
  • Big River Community Services District
  • Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Mojave Water Agency
  • Monte Vista Water District
  • San Bernardino Mountains Community Hospital District
  • San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
  • Yucaipa Valley Water District

Citizens interested in running for city offices up for election must pick up and file their candidate filing documents at the appropriate City Clerk’s office during regular business hours.

For more information on this election, including a complete list of districts with offices up for election, visit SBCountyElections.com or call (909) 387-8300.

Offsite candidate filing available in Hesperia

flags canvaCitizens interested in running for school district and special district offices may pick up and file candidate filing documents at the Hesperia Branch Library from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Appointments for candidate filing are not required, but highly recommended.

Candidate filing for the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election began on Monday, July 18 and continues through 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 during normal business hours at the San Bernardino County Elections Office.

The off-site candidate filing location in Hesperia is being provided on Aug. 3 to assist potential candidates who may have difficulties traveling to the Elections Office.

The Elections Office is at 777 E. Rialto Ave. in San Bernardino.

The Hesperia Branch Library is at 9650 7th Ave. in Hesperia.

Completed candidate filing documents must be filed by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12. To schedule a candidate filing appointment at either location, call (909) 387-8300.

Citizens interested in running for city offices up for election must pick up and file their candidate filing documents at the appropriate City Clerk’s office during regular business hours.

For more information on this election, including a complete list of districts with offices up for election, visit SBCountyElections.com or call (909) 387-8300.

Candidate filing begins for the 2016 Presidential General Election

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Candidate filing for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election begins Monday, July 18 and continues through Friday, August 12.

There are over 200 local offices up for election in San Bernardino County, including school district, special district and city offices.

Citizens who are interested in running for school district or special district offices may obtain and file the appropriate 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.  Completed candidate filing documents must be filed at the Elections Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016.

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

  • Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
  • Big Bear Airport District
  • Big Bear City Community Services District
  • Big Bear Municipal Water District
  • Big River Community Services District
  • Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Mojave Water Agency
  • Monte Vista Water District
  • San Bernardino Mountains Community Hospital District
  • San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
  • Yucaipa Valley Water District

Citizens interested in running for city offices up for election must pick up and file their candidate filing documents at the appropriate City Clerk’s office during regular business hours.

For more information on this election, including a complete list of districts with offices up for election, visit SBCountyElections.com or call (909) 387-8300.

Today is Election Day!

The 2016 Presidential Primary Election is being held today, June 7. There are more than 780,000 voters in San Bernardino County eligible to vote in this election. San Bernardino County results can be viewed here.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can find their assigned polling place on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide, online at SBCountyElections.com, or by calling the Elections Office at (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300

Go-Vote-500x500Voters must have chosen a party preference by May 23 to vote in that party’s presidential primary.  For this election only, the American Independent Party, Democratic Party, and­ Libertarian Party allow voters who have not chosen a party preference to vote their party’s ballot.

Mail ballot voters received their ballots on May 18 and nearly 100,000 voted ballots have already been returned. Those voters who have not yet returned their voted mail ballots can still return them via the U.S. Postal Service, but ballots must be postmarked on or before today, June 7, 2016, and received no later than three business days after the election to be counted.

Alternatively, voters can deliver their ballots to any one of 57 mail ballot drop-off locations, to one of three Early Voting sites, or to any of the 407 polling places on Election Day. The three Early Voting sites will also have mail ballot drive-thru drop-offs on Election Day so voters can deliver their ballots without having to get out of their cars.  All mail ballot drop-off locations, early voting sites, and polling places can be found on interactive maps on the Elections Office website at SBCountyElections.com.

At every polling place and early voting site, voters will be able to take a ballot selfie with their un-marked ballots and their ‘I Voted’ stickers in front of a new Ballot Selfie poster, and are then 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 Primary Election

Beginning today, voters in San Bernardino County will have two additional locations where they can cast their ballot prior to the June 7 Presidential Primary Election. Early Voting sites will open at the Ontario Conference Center and Victorville City Hall.  Earlier this month, early voting began at the San Bernardino County Elections Office.

your-vote-countsVoters can also drop-off their voted mail ballots at the early voting sites, and on Election Day those sites will have drive-thru drop-offs so voters can deliver their ballots without having to get out of their cars.  Elections Office staff will be stationed in the parking lots to accept voted mail ballots and distribute ‘I Voted’ stickers.

Voted mail ballots may also be returned prior to Election Day in person at one of 57 mail ballot drop-off locations found at all City Clerk’s offices and County libraries, or to any polling place on Election Day.  To find a mail ballot drop-off location, voters can use the Mail Ballot Drop-Off Map located on the Elections Office website at www.SBCountyElections.com.

Additionally, voted mail ballots may be returned via the U.S. Postal Service, but must be postmarked on or before Election Day, June 7, 2016, and received no later than three business days after the election.

At each Early Voting site and every polling place, voters can also take a ballot selfie with their un-voted ballots and their ‘I Voted’ stickers in front of a new Ballot Selfie poster.  “We’re hoping to generate excitement about voting in San Bernardino County by allowing voters to take a Ballot Selfie and sharing it on social media sites” said Registrar of Voters Michael J. Scarpello.

Early voting takes place Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 4 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and on Election Day, Tuesday, June 7 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Ontario Conference Center is located at 1947 E. Convention Center Way in Ontario, the Victorville City Hall is located at 14343 Civic Drive in Victorville, and the Elections Office is located at 777 E. Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino.

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

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