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
- 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
- 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