When precinct lines change, voters may be reassigned to new polling places. The Elections Office completed a major project searching for and securing many new polling places that are well maintained, in safe locations, and that have large ADA compliant voting areas and parking lots.
After securing as many existing and new locations as were available for use, the Elections Office assigned voters to their new polling place. When making these assignments, many factors were considered, including voter proximity to the polling place, physical land barriers that might impede voter transportation, availability of public transportation, and capacity of the location and the parking lot.
The end result is that San Bernardino County had 550 polling places for the 2008 Presidential General Election and has 445 for the 2012 Presidential General Election. Voters can learn about their new polling place assignments by looking on the back page of their Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot, by calling the Elections Office, or by using the Find my Polling Place and Sample Ballot Tool.