Registration and Voting Information

When do I register to vote?

Voter registration forms must be submitted to the Elections Office 15 days prior to an election in order to vote.

Who can register to vote?

A citizen of the United States, who is:

1. A resident of California,

2. A person not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and

3. A person at least 18 years of age by the date of the next election.

How do I vote at the polls?

1. Upon your arrival at your polling place, you must announce your name and address (party affiliation if primary election) to the poll worker.

2. When your name and address have been located, the poll worker will ask you to sign your name on the roster. If your name is not on the list, you may be at the wrong polling place. Check the polls' address on your sample ballot. If the polls officer is unable to solve the problem, you can call the Registrar of Voters Office at 1-800-881-VOTE or 909-387-8300. You may still vote. However, you will be given a provisional ballot. Provisional ballots are used when the voter's registration cannot be immediately verified. When the ballot is returned to the Registrar of Voters Office, the voter's information is researched and upon verification of the registration, the ballot is counted.

3. If your name is on the roster, the poll officer will issue you your correct ballot.

4. A greeter clerk will then offer you a privacy sleeve. Instructions for voting are located on the outside cover of the ballot. Go to a voting booth, vote your ballot, fold and remove the top portion of the ballot, return to the roster table, and place your ballot in the red ballot box.

Where do I register?

Registration Forms can be picked up at several locations throughout San Bernardino. Click here for a list of locations.

Elected Officials and Candidate Information

What offices are up for election

View the list of offices up for election 2013.

What are the terms for each office

PARTISAN OFFICES
President and Vice President 4 yrs. Natural born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years of age, resident of the United States for at least 14 years.  
United States Senator 6 yrs. At least 30 years of age, registered voter, citizen of the United States for at least 9 years, resident of the state when elected.  
United States Representative In Congress 2 yrs. At least 25 years of age, registered voter, citizen of the United States for at least 7 years, resident of the state when elected.  
State Senator 4 yrs. Citizen of the United States, registered voter in the district at the time nomination papers are issued. May not serve more than two terms in the State Senate.  
Member of The Assembly 2 yrs. Citizen of the United States, registered voter in the district at the time nomination papers are issued. May not serve more than three terms in the State Assembly.  
County Central Committees 2 yrs. See qualification requirements for partisan offices above.  
NONPARTISAN OFFICES
Judge of the Superior Court 6 yrs. Citizen of the U.S., registered voter, member of the State Bar for ten years or have served as a judge of a California court of record for ten years immediately preceding the election.  
Board of Supervisors 4 yrs. A Member of the Board of Supervisors shall have been a registered voter of the district which s/he seeks to represent for at least 30 days immediately preceding the deadline for filing nomination documents, and shall reside in the district during their incumbency.  
District Offices 4 yrs. A person is not eligible to a county or district office, unless s/he is a registered voter of the county or district in which the duties of the office are to be exercised at the time that nomination papers are issued to the person or at the time of the person's appointment.  

Who are my elected officials

Election Information

What are the Polling Place hours on Election Day?

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

What is the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act?

How are ballots counted?

Election Worker

How do I become a Poll Worker?

Fill out and return the Poll Worker Application [pdf] or the County Employee Poll Worker Application [pdf]. Visit the Poll Worker page for more information.

What are the requirements to be a Poll Worker?

Be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter in the State of California, or

Be a high school student at least 16 years of age and in good academic standing

Read and write English

Work on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until all closing duties are completed (approximately 9:30 p.m.)

Attend a mandatory 2 hour training session

Have transportation to the Polling Place

I'm a high school student; can I become a Poll Worker?

Yes. Please contact your government teacher for qualifications and an application. Visit our Election Worker Program page for additional information.