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Registrar of Voters

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.

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.

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