2020 Presidential Primary Election

March 3, 2020

Election Publications

County of San Bernardino Voter Information Guide

  • The Voter Information Guide is a booklet published by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters that includes information about voting, candidates and measures, a sample ballot, and polling place information.
  • The comprehensive Voter Information Guide [pdf] contains information for all offices up for election throughout San Bernardino County. You can also view the comprehensive Voter Information Guide in Spanish [pdf].
  • The precinct specific Voter Information Guide contains information for offices up for election in each precinct. You can view precinct specific Voter Information Guides by using the Polling Place and Voter Information Guide Lookup [no longer available] tool.
  • The accessible format Voter Information Guide [no longer available] provides customized election information for voters who use screen-reader software.

State of California Voter Information Guide

Press Releases and Public Notices

Key Dates and Deadlines

Date Action
September 12, 2019 Petitions in-lieu period begins
September 27, 2019  Candidate filing begins for County Central Committees 
October 28, 2019  Declaration of Intention period begins for Judicial Candidates
November 6, 2019
Petitions in-lieu period deadline
November 6, 2019  Declaration of Intention period deadline for Judicial Candidates
November 12, 2019  Candidate filing begins for all offices
December 6, 2019 Candidate filing deadline for all offices
January 28, 2020  Voter Information Guides delivered to U.S. Post Office
February 3, 2020  Early voting begins
February 3, 2020  Mail Ballots delivered to U.S. Post Office
February 18, 2020  Voter registration deadline
February 25, 2020  Deadline to apply to vote by mail
March 3, 2020 Election Day - 2020 Presidential Primary Election
March 4, 2020  Canvass of the Election begins
April 1, 2020  Deadline to complete the official canvass and certify the results

Offices and Candidates Information

Offices Up For Election:

Candidate Filing:

Candidate Statements:

  • View the Estimated Candidate Statement Costs [pdf].
    • Candidates are required to pay the estimated costs of printing their candidate statement in the Voter Information Guide at the time of filing.
  • Use the Candidate Statement Form to prepare a candidate statement [no longer available].

List of Candidates:

Measures on the Ballot

  • View the Local Measures on the ballot for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election.
  • The vote requirement for local measures can be found on the Local Measures page.

Voter Registration

If you want to vote by mail, your voter registration application must be postmarked no later than February 18, 2020 for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote in person at the Registrar of Voters office or an Early Vote site on or before Election Day, or at a polling place on Election Day. View the Vote Early page for locations, dates, and hours of the Early Vote sites for this election.

Up until the close of the polls at 8 p.m. on Election Day, all voters can still update their residential address or political party preference.

On February 13, urgency legislation Senate Bill 207 [pdf] was chaptered that permits voters to update their residential address or political party preference after the registration deadline for an election without requiring voters to re-register. A written request submitted to the Registrar of Voters is sufficient.

For more information, click here for instructions and a Change of Address / Political Party Form.

March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Explained

Voting Options

Voting options for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election:

  • Vote early at the Registrar of Voters office beginning February 3, 2020.

  • Vote early at one of five additional Early Vote sites beginning February 25, 2020.

  • Vote a Mail Ballot. The Mail Ballot Application is due by February 25, 2020.
    • Fill out and return one of the following applications:
      • Mail Ballot Application in English [no longer available]
      • Mail Ballot Application in Spanish [no longer available]
    • Find a Mail Ballot Drop-off Location

Voters with a disability:

Voters with a disability may vote independently:

  • Using their computer, to mark an accessible ballot [no longer available]
  • At their assigned polling place using an accessible ballot marking device on Election Day

Visit our Voting Options page for complete information and instructions.


Military and Overseas Voters:

Uniformed and Overseas citizens can obtain a Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot as well as a Ballot for this election [no longer available]. For complete information, visit the Secretary of State’s website for Military and Overseas Voters.

Mail Ballot Return Statistics

The Mail Ballot Return Statistics Report shows the number of mail ballots that have been issued and returned for the election, as well as historical statistics for previous elections. The data presented on this report is updated daily and may fluctuate as additional mail ballot applications are received and voted mail ballots are processed.

Election Results