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Early voting sites available throughout the county

sb_cologo-full_color (1)Early voting centers are now open at the Hesperia Branch Library and the Montclair Branch Library for the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election. An early voting center at the Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters has been open since October 6. With only a few voting days left before Election Day, the Elections Office encourages voters to stop by one of these three locations during their normal business hours if they would like to vote.
Voted mail ballots can also be dropped off at the three early voting locations. The locations will also have mail ballot 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.
“Our goal at the San Bernardino County Elections Office is to make voting more convenient, and we’re hoping that voters take advantage of these early voting sites as well as our 56 mail ballot drop-off locations throughout the County,” said San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, Michael J. Scarpello.
In addition to the 56 county libraries and city clerk’s offices, voters can also drop off their voted mail ballots at any one of the County’s 413 polling places on Election Day. All mail ballot drop-off locations and polling places can be found on the Elections Office website at www.sbcountyelections.com.
Normal business hours for the Montclair Branch Library, 9955 Fremont Avenue, Montclair, CA 91763, are Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Normal business hours for the Hesperia Branch Library, 9650 7th Avenue, Hesperia, CA 92345, are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Normal business hours for the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 East Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415, are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, November 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 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.

Elections Office launches new app, reminds citizens to register by Monday

myelectionsgatewayMonday, Oct. 20 is the deadline for San Bernardino County residents to register to vote in the 2014 Statewide General Election. The Elections Office at 777 E. Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino will be open until midnight on Oct. 20 to accommodate people who want to register in person.

Citizens can go to www.sbcountyelections.com to register online or they can use a new application on the website to verify their registration status. The new application, called My Elections (M.E.) Gateway, provides voters with personalized election information.

In the M.E. Gateway, registered voters can access election information such as their registration status, polling place location, voting districts and other personalized election information.

“We are very excited to offer this new application to San Bernardino County voters,” said Michael Scarpello, Registrar of Voters. “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.”

Residents can also register to vote on paper registration forms that can be found at locations throughout San Bernardino County such as post offices, city clerks’ offices, and the Department of Motor Vehicles. A full list of locations is available at the Elections Office website.

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

 

Voter information guides issued, early voting begins for Nov. 4 election

votingVoter information guides will be delivered to voters’ mailboxes beginning Saturday, Oct. 4, and early voting begins Monday, Oct. 6, for the Nov. 4, 2014 Statewide General Election.

Inside the voter information guide, voters will find a sample ballot, as well as information regarding voting, candidates, and measures. On the back cover of the voter information guide, voters will find the address of their assigned Election Day polling place. Voters are encouraged to hold on to their guide until Election Day so that they can easily find their polling place.

Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 6, at the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 East Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415, and continues through Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4. Normal business hours for the Elections Office are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about this election, visit the Elections Office website, sbcountyelections.com, or call 909.387.8300.

Elections Office observes National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday

votingThe San Bernardino County Elections Office is participating in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23 by accepting walk-in registrations until midnight and by distributing voter information displays throughout the county.

National Voter Registration Day is the country’s largest single-day effort of the year designed to register voters, which is the first step to becoming involved in the political process. Now in its third year, more than 350,000 voters have registered through the efforts of more than 2,100 partners who have participated in National Voter Registration Day events.

Citizens may register to vote one of two ways: online or in person. Voters can register online at www.sbcountyelections.com. Voters may also obtain a paper voter registration application at one of the 91 new sites hosting Elections Office Voter Information Displays throughout the county, or at the Elections Office, 777 East Rialto Ave., San Bernardino. In addition, applications are also distributed to clients by 82 governmental agencies in San Bernardino County.

“Our office has been working very hard to make registration applications as accessible and convenient as possible for voters in San Bernardino County,” said Michael Scarpello, Registrar of Voters. “We’ve significantly expanded the number of locations where voters can obtain registration applications, we’ve improved our website so voters have easy access to this information, and we’ve assisted other governmental agencies in fulfilling their legal duty to distribute applications.”

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Elections Office will release interactive maps on their website to help voters find local participating agencies where they can pick up voter registration applications, poll worker applications, mail ballot applications, and applications for electronic voter information guides.

For more information about the San Bernardino County Elections Office, visit www.sbcountyelections.com, or call 909.387.8300.

For more information about National Voter Registration Day, visit www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org.

Candidate filing for 2014 statewide primary begins Monday

votingThe candidate filing period for the 2014 Statewide Primary Election begins on Monday, February 10, 2014 and continues through 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014. There are over 50 federal, state, county, and local offices up for election in San Bernardino County, which include:

Federal Offices:

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

State Offices:

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • Controller
  • Treasurer
  • Attorney General
  • Insurance Commissioner
  • State Senators for districts 16, and 20
  • Members of the State Assembly for districts 33, 36, 40, 41, 42, 47, 52, and 55
  • Members of the State Board of Equalization for districts 1, 3, and 4
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Election Day is Tuesday November 5, 2013

votingThe 2013 Consolidated Election is being held on Tuesday, November 5. Approximately 500,000 voters in San Bernardino County are eligible to vote in this election, which includes the following areas: Baker, Chino, Chino Hills, Crestline, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Helendale, Montclair, Ontario, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, San Bernardino, Upland, and Yucca Valley.
Voters can find their assigned polling place:

  • On the back cover of their Voter Information Guide
  • Online at www.sbcountyelections.com
  •  By calling the Elections Office at (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Voters on the permanent vote-by-mail list have already received their ballots. Those mail ballot voters who have not already returned their voted ballots can drop them off between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day at any one of eighty polling places in the county, or at the San Bernardino County Elections Office.
Voters may also drop off their voted mail ballots from now through November 5, 2013 at one of thirty-two mail ballot drop-off locations throughout the county during regular business hours. The locations can  be found on the interactive Mail Ballot Drop-Off Map found at www.sbcountyelections.com

Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be accepted. A voted mail ballot postmarked on Election Day, but not received at the Elections Office by 8 p.m., will not be counted

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