Registrar of Voters provides updates on county election process

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On Monday, October 19 the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters provided an update on the latest information regarding the 2020 election process. Below is a recap:

Status of Ballots Mailed:

  • On Oct. 5 a little over 1.08 million ballots delivered to USPS for mailing
  • As of Oct. 16, a little more than 1.16 have been issued (30,524 new registered between Oct. 5 and Oct. 16)
  • No widespread delays reported to date in San Bernardino County regarding USPS delivery of vote-by-mail ballots

Voting Methods Currently Serving Voters

  • Voting by mail officially began on Oct. 5
  • Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked no later than Nov. 3 – if waiting until Nov. 3 to vote-by-mail, advise voters to make sure they know the pick-up schedule so it gets postmarked on Nov. 3

Registrar of Voteres office in San Bernardino Early Vote Site

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  • Voting in person at the ROV office began on Oct. 5

Mail Ballot Drop-off Locations

  • A total of 73 ballot drop boxes currently available to voters
  • Mail ballot drop-off boxes opened on Oct. 6 and will remain opened through Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. at which time boxes will be locked – if there is a line of people dropping off ballots, any person in line as of 8 p.m. will be able to cast their ballot
  • 22,433 ballots have been received through drop-off boxes thus far
  • Official drop-off box locations are available at www.SBCountyElections.com
  • To date, there have been two unofficial ballot locations reported to ROV in San Bernardino County; protocol is followed and the Secretary of State takes on investigation and any required follow up

Early Vote Sites

ROV offices have been open for early voting since Oct. 5

  • 5 other locations will open October 26 – October 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    -Hook Community Center in Victorville
    -Town of Apple Valley Recreation Center
    -Joshua Tree Community Center
    -Toyota Arena in Ontario
    -San Bernardino International Airport Domestic Terminal
  • Early vote sites are listed on the www.SBCountyElections.com and in the Voter Information Guide

Polling Places

  • 210 polling places – locations are assigned; information included on the back of the Voter Information Guides mailed to registered voters, locations also found on www.SBCountyElections.com
  • Polling places will be open
    Saturday, Oct. 31 through Monday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. – all people in line by 8 p.m. will be able to vote

Ballots Received to Date

  • As of Oct. 16, 2020, 131,967 voted ballots had been returned, which is an 11.98% turnout.
  • To put this in perspective, in the Nov. 6, 2016 Presidential General Election at this same point, 9,720 voted ballots had been returned for a turnout of 1.13%.
  • A mail ballot return statistics report is posted each weeknight on ROV’s website.

Track Your Ballot

www.WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov – Secretary of State updates

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