2020 Presidential General Election

November 3, 2020
Due to the current COVID-19 public health emergency, state, county and community representatives are discussing potential changes to the way the 2020 Presidential General Election is conducted to better protect the safety of voters, election workers, and volunteers. Please continue to check back for potential updates to this page.


Key Dates and Deadlines

Date Action
July 13, 2020 Candidate filing begins for all offices
August 7, 2020 Candidate filing deadline for all offices
September 29, 2020  Voter Information Guides delivered to U.S. Post Office
October 5, 2020  Early voting begins
October 5, 2020  Mail Ballots delivered to U.S. Post Office
October 19, 2020  Voter registration deadline
October 27, 2020  Deadline to apply to vote by mail
November 3, 2020 Election Day - 2020 Presidential General Election
November 4, 2020  Canvass of the Election begins
December 1, 2020  Deadline to complete the official canvass and certify the results

Offices and Candidates Information

Offices Up For Election:

Candidate Filing:

Important Notice:

Due to the current public health emergency, the Registrar of Voters is offering contact-free candidate filing to better protect the safety of candidates, their authorized representatives, and staff.  In-person candidate filing appointments are still available. Please continue to check back for potential updates to this page.

Candidate Statements:

  • View the Estimated Candidate Statement Costs [available soon].
    • 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 [dotx] to prepare a candidate statement. 

Lists of Candidates:

  • View the Unofficial List of Candidates [available soon].
  • View the Secretary of State's Certified List of Candidates [available soon].
  • View the Secretary of State's Certified List of Presidential Write-in Candidates [available soon].

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

Translated Sample Ballots

Request a precinct specific translated sample ballot for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General 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

Review translated sample ballots with all contests for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election [available soon]:

  • 為幫助選民完成官方選票填寫,本指南提供經翻譯的中文選票樣本頁面。
  • 공식 투표지에 투표할 때 도움을 드리기 위해,
  • Upang maalalayan ang mga botante sa pagboto ng Opisyal na Balota, ang gabay na ito ay naglalaman ng mga pahina ng sample na balota na isinalin sa Tagalog.
  • Để hỗ trợ cử tri đưa ra những lá phiếu bầu cử chính thức, hướng dẫn này trình bày các trang của lá phiếu bầu cử mẫu bằng tiếng Việt.

Measures on the Ballot

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

Voter Registration

If voters need to register or re-register, the voter registration application must be postmarked or submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 19, 2020 for the 2020 Presidential General 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 [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.

From October 20, 2020, 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, 2020, 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, view the instructions and a Change of Address / Political Party Form [available soon].

Voting Options

Voting options for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election:

  • Vote a Mail Ballot. 
    • No application is necessary for this election. All voters will be mailed a ballot.
      • Call the Registrar of Voters at (909) 387-8300 if you need a replacement ballot.
    • Find a Mail Ballot Drop-off Location [available soon]
  • Vote early at the Registrar of Voters office beginning October 5, 2020.

  • Vote early at an Early Vote site.
    • View the list of Early Vote sites [available soon] for locations, dates and hours of operation.

  • Vote at the polls on Election Day, November 3, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Find a Polling Place [available soon]
    • For faster processing, voters should bring their un-voted mail ballot to surrender at any in person voting site.

Voters with a disability:

Voters with a disability may vote independently:

  • Using their computer, to mark an accessible ballot [available soon]
  • At any Early Vote site or any polling place using an accessible ballot marking device on Election Day

Visit our Voting Options page [available soon] 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 [available soon]. 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.

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

Election Results

  • Election Results [available soon]
  • Election Results Posting Schedule and Ballots Remaining to be Processed [available soon]
  • Explanation of Election Results [available soon]
  • Local Measures vote requirements [available soon]
  • Statement of Votes Cast by Precincts [available soon]
  • Statement of Votes Cast by Reporting Districts [available soon]
  • Provisional Ballot Lookup [available soon]