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 [available soon] contains information for all offices up for election throughout San Bernardino County. You can also view the comprehensive Voter Information Guide in Spanish [available soon].
  • 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 tool [available soon].
  • The accessible format Voter Information Guide [available soon] provides customized election information for voters who use screen-reader software.

State of California Voter Information Guide

  • The California Secretary of State has also published a Voter Information Guide [available soon] which includes information about candidates for statewide offices. You can also view the Secretary of State's Voter Information Guide in Spanish [available soon].

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 2, 2020  Deadline to complete the official canvass and certify the results

Offices and Candidates Information

Offices Up For Election:

Candidate Filing:

Important Notice:

The candidate filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019.  Many candidates are expected to file candidacy documents during the last week of the candidate filing period.  In order to minimize wait time, the Registrar of Voters recommends that candidates schedule an appointment for filing their candidacy documents by calling (909) 387-8300.  Although highly recommended, appointments are not required.

Candidate Statements:

List of Candidates:

Important information about the List of Candidates:

  • Some ballot designations are still under review. Candidates may be contacted if the Registrar of Voters requires additional information. As ballot designations are approved, the ballot designation status will be updated on the unofficial list of candidates.
  • The unofficial List of Candidates will continue to be posted each evening as candidate nomination documents are reviewed and updated.
  • Contests and candidates will not be marked as "on ballot" until nomination document reviews are complete.
  • The Final Official List of Candidates will be posted early January after the Secretary of State certifies the State candidate list late December.

Candidate Information Forum:

  • View the Candidate Information Forum Presentation [available soon].

Measures on the Ballot

  • View the Local Measures on the ballot for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

Voter Registration

If you want to vote by mail or vote at your assigned polling place, 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 at an Early Vote site on or before Election Day. View the Vote Early page [available soon] for locations, dates, and hours of the Early Vote sites for this election.

  • Visit our Voter Registration page for complete information and instructions about registering to vote.
  • View the Registration Summary of Qualified Voters [available soon] for this election.

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 24, 2020.
    • View the list of Early Vote sites [available soon] for this election.

  • 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 [available soon]
      • Mail Ballot Application in Spanish [available soon]
    • Find a Mail Ballot Drop-off Location [available soon]
  • Vote at the polls on Election Day, March 3, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Find your assigned Polling Place [available soon]

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 [available soon] as well as a Ballot [available soon] for this election. For complete information, visit the Secretary of State’s website for Military and Overseas Voters.

Request a Translated Sample Ballot

Request a translated sample ballot for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election [available soon]:

  • 要求中文選票翻譯樣本
  • 한국어로 번역된 견본 투표지 신청서
  • Kahilingan para sa Sampol na Balota na Nasalin sa Tagalog
  • Yêu cầu Gửi Mẫu phiếu Bầu cử Đã được dịch sang Tiếng Việt

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.

  • View the Mail Ballot Return Statistics Report [available soon] for this election.

Election Results

  • Election Results [available soon]
  • Statement of Votes Cast [available soon]
  • Provisional Ballot Lookup [available soon]