Early voting Now Open for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election

By on February 4, 2020

Voting in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election began Monday at the County of San Bernardino Registrar of Voters office.

Voters no longer have to wait for Election Day, or even to receive a ballot in the mail, to vote. Voters can now obtain and cast a ballot at the Registrar’s office. Also, five additional early voting sites in Apple Valley, Joshua Tree, Lake Arrowhead, Ontario, and Victorville will open Tuesday, Feb 25.

San Bernardino County Voter Information Guides began mailing on Thursday, Jan. 23, and will continue to be mailed to all voters registered as of Feb 18. The guides include a sample ballot, candidate statements, local measure information, and voting instructions. Voters can also access the guide by visiting the Registrar of Voters website, www.SBCountyElections.com, and clicking on the Elections menu tab. Mail ballots for voters on the permanent mail ballot list should begin arriving in mailboxes this week.

The County’s purchase of a new voting system has caused one small change to the voting instructions; voters will fill in an oval to the left of the name of the candidate of their choice. In prior elections with the old voting system, votes were cast by drawing a line between two ends of an arrow located to the right of the candidate’s name.

For voters who prefer to cast a ballot in person on Election Day, the polling place check-in process will be more efficient. Poll workers will find voter names using the new Poll Pads, instead of searching through a paper roster. Voters can find their assigned polling place on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide, by using the My Elections Gateway application on the Registrar of Voters website, or by calling (909) 387-8300.

The Registrar of Voters office is located at 777 E. Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino. Early voting hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Voters may also cast their ballots at the Registrar of Voters office on Election Day, Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.