Congratulations San Bernardino County Registered Voters, Now at One Million-Plus
A milestone was achieved last week when 1,200 new San Bernardino County (SBC) residents registered to vote bring the county’s total number of registered voters in the nation’s largest geographic county past the one million mark for the first time – ever! The county’s Registrar of Voters has indicated that more than 75 percent of eligible county residents are now registered to vote.
“It’s great to see this level of interest in voting in our county. Voter participation increases our community’s influence on regional, state and federal issues,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman.
The county’s Registrar of Voters is responsible for determining which registration forms are from new voters and which were updates to existing voter records. Although congratulations are in order for achieving the one million-plus registered voters in SBC there are still more than 330,000 potential voters in the county still not registered to vote.
In order to encourage the remaining SBC residents to register to vote, the county’s Registrar of Voters is encouraging voters to share their thoughts on social media about why it is important to register. The registrar may share or retweet non-partisan posts that tag the Registrar of Voters and use #VoteReady and #SBCountyCounts in their social media posts.
Several options are available to county residents to register to vote. These include registering online at: https://www.sbcountyelections.com/default.aspx or by visiting the SBC Registrar of Voters office in San Bernardino at: 777 E Rialto Ave. in San Bernardino. Registration forms are also available throughout the county at post offices, city clerks’ offices, county libraries, and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Go to: https://www.sbcountyelections.com/VoterRegistration/LocationsElection.aspx or https://www.sbcountyelections.com/VoterRegistration/Locations.aspx for maps with addresses for additional sites that offer voter registration applications.
A pre-registration option is now available to SBC teens, ages 16 and 17, for voting privileges if they meet all other eligibility requirements. On their 18th birthday, they will be automatically registered to vote so they will not miss a voting opportunity. For those older teens wanting to pre-register to vote, go to: https://registertovote.ca.gov/ and click on the “Pre-register to vote” button in the middle of the page and follow the form’s options.
The next election for SBC’s registered voters will be the upcoming Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Voters can verify their registration status by visiting https://www.sbcountyelections.com/default.aspx and logging into the My Elections Gateway application. Registered voters who want to update their name, address, or party affiliation will need to re-register to vote in order to be #VoteReady. For questions and additional information about registering, re-registering or pre-registering to vote, visit the Registrar of Voters website (as above) or call 909-387-8300.