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Voter registration deadline is Monday for Presidential Primary

votingMonday, May 23 is the deadline for California residents to register to vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary Election on June 7. Voters should also re-register to vote when they change their name, address, or party affiliation.

The Republican, Green, and Peace and Freedom parties require voters to be affiliated with their parties to vote on their parties’ presidential contests. However, the Democratic, Libertarian, and American parties are allowing voters who have not chosen a party preference to vote in their presidential primaries.

Citizens may register to vote online at www.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.  Visit www.SBCountyElections.com to view a map of these locations.

The San Bernardino County Elections Office will be open until midnight on Monday, May 23 to accept in-person voter registration applications.  The office is located at 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415. Mailed voter registration applications must be postmarked no later than May 23.

Registered voters can access personalized election information through My Elections (M.E.) Gateway, an award-winning web application.  Registered voters can use M.E. Gateway to view their registration status, polling place location, voting districts, and other personalized election information.

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

 

Poll workers needed for the 2016 Presidential Primary Election

ROV logoThe San Bernardino County Elections Office is recruiting poll workers for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary 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 in California, 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 and will receive extra pay for providing this language assistance.

To apply, visit the San Bernardino County Elections Office website at sbcountyelections.com or call 909-387-8300.

Vote early, take a ballot selfie in the 2016 Presidential Primary Election

Pictured from left to right, Elections Office staff members: Ashleigh Bachar, Roxana Castro, and Travis Weaver

Pictured from left to right, Elections Office staff members: Ashleigh Bachar, Roxana Castro, and Travis Weaver

San Bernardino County voters can vote early for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election and while they’re at it, can share their experience with their friends and family by taking a ballot selfie in the Election Office’s “Ballot Selfie” booth and sharing it through social media.

Early voting began at the Elections Office on Monday, May 9 and will continue until Election Day.  Two additional satellite early voting sites will be open beginning Tuesday, May 31.

At the early voting sites, voters can 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.  In addition to early voting sites, the ballot selfie poster will be placed at every polling place on Election Day.

California law currently prohibits a voter from revealing the contents of their voted ballot or taking pictures of other voters with the intent of dissuading a person from voting.  However, the law does not prohibit a ballot selfie with an un-voted ballot.

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.; 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.

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

Voter Information Guides, mail ballots delivered for 2016 Presidential Primary Election

ROV logoVoter Information Guides for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election will be delivered to voters’ mailboxes beginning Tuesday, May 10.  Mail ballots will be delivered to voters on the permanent mail ballot list beginning Saturday, May 14.

Inside the Voter Information Guide, voters will find a Sample Ballot, as well as information about candidates, local measures, and how primaries are conducted in California.  On the back cover of the Voter Information 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 award-winning My Elections (M.E.) Gateway application by visiting the Elections Office website, www.sbcountyelections.com.

Voters can still sign up to receive a mail ballot by filling out the Mail Ballot Application found on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide, by downloading an application from the Elections Office website, or by calling the Elections Office.  The deadline to request a mail ballot is Tuesday, May 31.  Voted mail ballots may be returned via the U.S. Postal Service, 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 www.sbcountyelections.com.

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

Candidate filing deadline reminder for 2016 Presidential Primary

elections officeFriday, March 11 is the last day for potential candidates to return completed candidate filing documents for offices up for election in the 2016 Presidential Primary Election.

There are more than 50 federal, state, county, and local offices up for election in San Bernardino County, which include:

  • Federal Offices

o   United States Senator

o   United States Representatives for districts 8, 27, 31, 35 and 39

  • State Offices

o   State Senators for districts 21, 23, 25 and 29

o   Members of the State Assembly for districts 33, 36, 40, 41, 42, 47, 52, and 55

  • County Offices

o   Superior Court Judges for 33 offices

o   County Supervisors for districts 1, 3 and 5

  • Local Offices

o   City of Loma Linda City Council Members

Citizens who are interested in running for any of the offices up for election may obtain and file the appropriate documents at the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue, 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, March 11, 2016.

Candidates running for offices up for election in the City of Loma Linda must pick up and file their candidate filing documents at Loma Linda City Hall, 25541 Barton Road, Loma Linda, during regular business hours.

In addition to the offices above, a special recall election will be held in the 2016 Presidential Primary Election for two members on the Yermo Community Services District Board of Directors.  Candidate filing is underway for these offices and continues through 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

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

votingThe San Bernardino County Elections Office reminds voters that the 2015 Consolidated Election is being held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Approximately 435,000 voters in San Bernardino County are eligible to vote in this election, which includes contests in the following areas:  Arrowbear, Baker, Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Helendale, Highland, Landers, Loma Linda, Montclair, Morongo Valley, Newberry Springs, Ontario, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Running Springs, San Bernardino, and Upland.

Voters can find their assigned polling place:

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mail ballot voters have already received their ballots. Those voters who have not yet returned their voted mail ballots can drop them off:

  • At any mail ballot drop-off location during normal business hours from now through Election Day.
  • At the Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92415, on Friday, October 30; Saturday, October 31; and Monday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • At any one of the 72 polling places throughout the county from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

To find a mail ballot drop-off location, voters can use the Mail Ballot Drop-Off Map or the Polling Place Look-up Tool found on the Elections Office website.

Voted mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, November 3, 2015, and received no later than three business days after the election.

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

Government Works: Elections Office wins national award

Final Government Works StampThe San Bernardino County Elections Office won the 2015 Eagles Award for outstanding use of technology from the Election Center, National Association of Election Officials, for its development and implementation of the My Elections (M.E.) Gateway application, which delivers personalized election information to registered voters.

Every year the Election Center recognizes state and local elections offices across the nation for their professional practices programs. Winners were announced in seven categories, such as innovation, voting accessibility, and technology.

“We are proud to have the Elections Office recognized for its innovative use of technology,” said James Ramos, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “M.E. Gateway is a valuable tool for improving services to the voters of San Bernardino County.”

The M.E. Gateway application provides voters with their registration status, polling place location, voting districts, and other personalized election information that can easily be accessed from both mobile devices and desktop computers.

“We designed the M.E. Gateway to be easy to use and to provide registered voters with all their election information in one convenient location so that they don’t have to hunt for their information on our regular website,” said Michael Scarpello, Registrar of Voters.

The Elections Office’s internal IT staff documented the business requirements, designed the application, and completed the programming of the application in partnership with the County’s Information Services Department. To learn more about My Elections Gateway, visit the Elections Office website, www.sbcountyelections.com, or call (909) 387-8300.

This is an example of how Government Works.

Candidate filing begins for the 2015 Consolidated Election

logosmallerCandidate filing is underway for the November 3, 2015 Consolidated Election and will continue through 5 p.m. Friday, August 7.

Citizens who are interested in running for any of the 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.

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

The following school and special districts have offices up for election:

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County executive Keith Lee announces retirement

Keith LeeSan Bernardino County Deputy Executive Officer and Regional Parks Director Keith Lee, a longtime leader in County government and the community, is retiring after 29 years of service to the public.

“I appreciate the years of service I’ve been able to have in San Bernardino County,” Mr. Lee said as he was being honored during today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

County Librarian Leonard Hernandez has been appointed to succeed Mr. Lee.

In addition to the County’s 10 regional parks and recreational facilities, Mr. Lee oversees the County Museum System, the County’s six airports, the County Library System, Registrar of Voters, and the Agriculture/Weights & Measures Department.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Executive Officer, Mr. served as Director for the Jobs and Employment Services Department, where he was responsible for providing job training for economically disadvantaged adults and youth, welfare recipients, laid-off and older workers.

Mr. Lee began his service with the county as a field representative to the Board of Supervisors, serving as liaison to the local community, assisting in the drafting of legislation and ordinances, tracking and coordinating constituents’ concerns.

Mr. Lee holds an MBA and bachelor’s degrees in business administration and sociology.

In addition to his duties with the County, Mr. Lee has been active in the community, serving as past president of the Downtown YMCA and on the boards of directors of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation, The Unforgettables Foundation, The Volunteer Center, and the Youth Action Project.

2014 Statewide General Election is today

voteThe polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters can find their assigned polling place:

  • On the back cover of their Voter Information Guide,
  • By using the Elections Office Polling Place Look-up Tool, or
  • By calling the Elections Office at (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300.

Mail ballot voters have already received their ballots. Those voters who have not already returned their voted mail ballots can drop them off between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. today at one of 56 mail ballot drop-off locations or at any one of 413 polling places in the county.

To find a mail ballot drop-off location, search the Mail Ballot Drop-Off Map on the Elections Office website, www.sbcountyelections.com. To find a polling place, search the Polling Place Look-up Tool.
Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. today in order to be accepted. A voted mail ballot postmarked today, but not received by 8 p.m., will not be counted.
For more information about this election, visit the Elections Office website, www.sbcountyelections.com, or call (909) 387-8300.

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