About The San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters

The County

San Bernardino County is the largest county in the mainland United States by area, making it larger than any of the nine smallest U.S. states. The County has 24 incorporated cities and over 65 unincorporated communities.  And with a population of over 2 million people, the County has more than 800,000 registered voters.

The Elections Office:

The San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters is responsible for all aspects of the election process for the county’s residents.  The Elections Office administers all local, state, and federal elections in the County of San Bernardino, including the management of voting systems, the employment and training of poll workers, election ballot processing, and vote tallying.

The Elections Office also performs all voter registration functions, including the storage and maintenance of voter registration records.  And the Elections Office provides voting-related services to voters, elected officials, campaign groups, and other voting interests. The Elections Office also conducts an extensive community outreach and education program, making speakers available to community groups and organizations.

The Staff

The San Bernardino County Elections Office is led by our Registrar of Voters, Michael J. Scarpello. Under his leadership the Elections Office has already implemented a number of goals successfully, including the revision of the organizational structure.  For more information about the Elections Office’s future plans visit our Goals and Accomplishments page.

The Elections Office typically operates year-round with a small staff—around 24 employees.  But before elections, that number may increase to as many as 300 temporary employees and 3,000 poll workers.  For more information about our staff, view our Organizational Chart [pdf].


The Elections Office offers a wide range of products and services for candidates and the general public, including certification, reports, maps, and equipment rentals.  View our Products & Services with Pricing [pdf] or purchase products and services using our Automated Report and Map Request Form [pdf].