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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, 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

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.

4 thoughts on "Mail ballots delivered for the 2016 Presidential General Election"

  1. katy says:

    should i be concerned that i have not received my mail ballot?

    1. Hi Katy, mail ballots were sent out earlier this week and you should be getting yours very soon. However, we encourage you to check your status with the Elections Office using the My Elections Gateway application here: and if you continue to be concerned, please call us at (909) 387-8300 so we can look into it for you. As always, you are welcome to come and early vote at the Elections Office, 777. E Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino at any time between now and Election Day. For more information, visit

  2. when I voted on my mail in ballot, I filled in the arrow completely. Since I did not put just a thin line to connect the arrow, did I disqualify my vote.

    1. Hi Janet, without seeing your ballot it would be hard to determine whether there is a problem. However, you can get a new ballot and start over if you want to. Please contact the Elections Office at 909-387-8300.

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