Public Notice of Proposed Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations

The 10-Day Public Comment Period for the proposed mail ballot drop boxes has closed. The final list of mail ballot drop box locations will be available by October 4.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations and 10-Day Public Comment Period

2020 Presidential General Election

Recognizing that some Californians will want access to mail ballot return options other than via U.S. Postal Service, the State of California enacted a series of executive orders (N-64-20 and N-67-20) and bills (Assembly Bill 860 and Senate Bill 423) aimed to ensure the 2020 Presidential General Election is accessible, secure and safe for voters and election workers alike.

The Registrar of Voters worked to secure 70 exterior mail ballot drop box locations for this election over the past several months.  Because health directives to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in reduced access to some buildings, counties have been encouraged to maximize the number of exterior mail ballot drop box locations available to voters beginning October 6, 2020, and ending at 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020.

Prior to finalizing the mail ballot drop box locations for the 2020 Presidential General Election, the Registrar of Voters has prepared a List of Proposed Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations along with a map of these locations. The public may review:

Written public comments will be accepted for ten days, through 5 p.m. on September 18, 2020, by email at Communications@rov.sbcounty.gov, by fax at (909) 387-2022, and by mail or in-person at 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415. 

 

The Registrar of Voters will consider all written public comments received by 5 p.m. on September 18, 2020, and adjust the mail ballot drop box locations to the extent deemed appropriate before finalizing the locations.

 

* To view the map, you will need to use one of the following browsers: Google Chrome (recommended), Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox.

Translated Notices for Proposed Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations

Public Comments about Proposed Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations

Public Notice - Consideration of Public Comment and Adjustment of Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations

PUBLIC NOTICE

Consideration of Public Comment and Adjustment of Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations

2020 Presidential General Election

On Tuesday, September 8, the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters posted a list and map of 70 proposed mail ballot drop box locations for a 10-day public review and comment period, pursuant to California Elections Code section 1602(f).

By the deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, September 18, five public comments were submitted to the Registrar of Voters. Each of the comments may be viewed at http://www.sbcountyelections.com/Elections/2020/1103/PublicReview.aspx#pcmbdb.

Two comments supported the use of drop boxes, one questioned whether the drop box would be inside or outside the proposed location, and two suggested additional locations. The Registrar of Voters thanks every person who submitted a comment and helped improve services to the 1.1 million voters in the county.

As was indicated in the September 8 Public Notice, the Registrar of Voters worked diligently over the past several months to secure the use of public, community, educational, and private spaces for mail ballot drop box locations. The goal was to obtain 70 locations.

The Registrar of Voters worked in collaboration with City Clerks, Real Estate Services Department, Facilities Management, Purchasing, and County Counsel to identify locations, purchase mail ballot drop boxes, execute contracts, and install the boxes.

Elections Code section 1602(e) mandated the criteria that the Registrar of Voters must use to evaluate whether the locations it secured were located where they were needed. Eight data sets from voter registration records and the U.S. Census Bureau best met the State criteria. Esri of Redlands and County Information Services Department used this data to create the Proposed Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations map that was posted for the 10-Day Public Review and Comment Period.

The Registrar of Voters reviewed each public comment as it was submitted, exploring new suggested locations.

During the 10-Day Public Review and Comment Period, the following eight proposed locations could not be secured for the installation of a mail ballot drop box:

  • County Behavioral Health, 1481 Windsor Dr, San Bernardino, CA 92404
  • Fontana Senior Center, 16710 Ceres Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
  • Grand Terrace Branch Library, 22795 Barton Rd, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
  • John Rains House, 8810 Hemlock, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
  • Telecare Corp, 14677 Merrill Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
  • Telecare Corp, 15217 San Bernardino Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
  • University of Law Verne College of Law, 320 East D St, Ontario, CA 91764
  • Victorville Fire Station #315, 12808 Eucalyptus St, Victorville, CA 92392

The Registrar of Voters was able to add eight more drop box locations:

  • Alta Loma Square, 8760 19th St, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
  • De Anza Community and Teen Center, 1405 S Fern Ave, Ontario, CA 91762
  • Etiwanda School District Education Center, 6061 East Ave, Etiwanda, CA 91739
  • Fontana Unified School District, 9680 Citrus Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
  • Grand Terrace City Hall, 22795 Barton Rd, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
  • San Bernardino Tay Center, 780 E Gilbert St, San Bernardino, CA 92404
  • Sierra Lakes Marketplace, 16685 Sierra Lakes Parkway, Fontana, CA 92336
  • Sunset Ridge Community Center, 12808 Eucalyptus St, Victorville, CA 92392

 A complete list of the 70 mail ballot drop box locations and availability can be viewed at https://www.sbcountyelections.com/Portals/9/Elections/2020/1103/List_CompleteMBDB.pdf.

State law requires mail ballot drop boxes used in this election to be open beginning October 6 through Election Day. At least one mail ballot drop box was required to be an exterior drop box available at least 12 hours a day pursuant to California Elections Cord section 1602(c)(3). Sixty-seven of the 70 mail ballot drop boxes will be available 24 hours a day.

A map of the mail ballot drop box locations is available on the ROV website: https://sbcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5be9983a3bc14f3e9a3ec21021cacb92

Translated Notices for Consideration of Public Comment and Adjustment of Mail Ballot Drop Boxes

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Public Notice of Proposed Polling Places

The 10-Day Public Comment Period for the proposed polling places has closed. 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Proposed Polling Places and 10-Day Public Comment Period

2020 Presidential General Election

 

Recognizing that many Californians will need access to in-person voting options in spite of the public health emergency, the State of California enacted a series of executive orders (N-64-20 and N-67-20) and bills (Assembly Bill 860 and Senate Bill 423) aimed to ensure the 2020 Presidential General Election is accessible, secure and safe for voters and election workers alike.

 

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters worked to secure polling places for this election over the past several months. Due to COVID-19, many of the polling places used in past elections were not available to the Registrar of Voters for this election. To address the loss of about half of the facilities, polling places used in this election will be open for four days – Saturday, October 31 through Tuesday, November 3.

 

Prior to finalizing polling place assignments for the 2020 Presidential General Election, the Registrar of Voters has prepared a Proposed List of Polling Places and a map of these locations. The public may review:

Written public comments will be accepted for ten days, through 5 p.m. on September 11, 2020, by email at Communications@rov.sbcounty.gov, by fax at (909) 387-2022, and by mail or in-person at 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415.

 

The Registrar of Voters will consider all written public comments received by 5 p.m. on September 11, 2020, and adjust the polling places to the extent deemed appropriate before finalizing the polling place assignments.

* To view the map, you will need to use one of the following browsers: Google Chrome (recommended), Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Mozilla Firefox.

Translated Notices for Proposed Polling Places

Public Notice - Consideration of Public Comment and Adjustment of Polling Places

PUBLIC NOTICE

Consideration of Public Comment and Adjustment of Polling Places

2020 Presidential General Election

On Tuesday, September 1, the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters posted a list and map of 204 proposed polling places for a 10-day public review and comment period, pursuant to California Elections Code section 1602(f).

By the deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 48 public comments were submitted to the Registrar of Voters. Each of the comments may be viewed at www.sbcountyelections.com/Elections/2020/1103/PublicReview.aspx.

About 80 percent of comments requested an additional polling place or expressed a concern with the reduction of polling places from the 396 used in the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. A few also questioned the data used to evaluate the suitability of each census tract in the county for a polling place.

As was indicated in the September 1 Public Notice, the Registrar of Voters worked diligently over the past several months to secure the use of public, community, educational, religious, and private spaces for polling places. The goal was to have at least the same number of polling places used in the Primary Election.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, many of the polling places used in past elections are not available to the Registrar of Voters for this election. The Registrar of Voters increased its efforts, contacting every city, town, school district and special district that did not provide a facility in March. This was a collaborative effort with the County Administrative Office, County Real Estate Services Department, County Superintendent of Schools, city officials, and community religious leaders helping the Registrar of Voters with outreach.

Elections Code section 1602(e) mandated the criteria that the Registrar of Voters must use to evaluate whether the polling places it secured were located where they were needed. Eight data sets from voter registration records and the U.S. Census Bureau best met the State criteria. Esri of Redlands and County Information Services Department used this data to create the Proposed Polling Places map that was posted for the 10-Day Public Review and Comment Period.

The Registrar of Voters reviewed each public comment as it was submitted, exploring new suggested locations. As a result of these suggestions and continued outreach through Monday, September 14, the Registrar of Voters was able to add 13 more polling places.

  • Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency, 121 Palomino Dr., Big Bear City 92314
  • Bryn Mawr Elementary School, 11680 Whittier Ave., Loma Linda 92354
  • Chautauqua High School, 525 Maple Ln., Sugarloaf 92386
  • Cram Elementary School, 29700 Water St., Highland 92346
  • Del Rosa Elementary School, 3395 Mountain Ave., San Bernardino 92404
  • Fire Station #36, 6715 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree 92252
  • Heritage Neighborhood Center, 7350 W. Liberty Pkwy., Fontana 92336
  • Mission Elementary School, 10568 California St., Redlands 92373
  • Mt. Baldy Village Church, 6757 Bear Canyon Rd., Mt. Baldy 91759
  • Oleander Elementary School, 8650 Oleander Ave., Fontana 92335
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17020 Arrow Blvd., Fontana 92335
  • Upland High School, 565 W. 11th St., Upland 91786
  • West End Educational Service Center, 8265 Aspen Ave., Rancho Cucamonga 91730

Some of the suggested locations did not make the list for a number of reasons including: the facility’s owner declined a polling place request, the facility was not available all of the required days, the facility was being renovated, the facility was being used for COVID-19 testing, the facility was too small, or the facility did not meet State polling place requirements. It is also possible that a community identified in a written comment does not traditionally have a polling place, because it has less than 250 registered voters.

The Registrar of Voters thanks every person who submitted a comment and helped improve services to the 1.1 million voters in the county.

During the 10-Day Public Review and Comment Period, the following four facilities notified the Registrar of Voters that they could no longer be used as polling places for the 2020 Presidential General Election:

  • Juniper Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church, 7347 Juniper Ave., Fontana 92336
  • Mt. Baldy Fire Department, 6736 Mt. Baldy Rd., Mt. Baldy 91759
  • St. Richards Episcopal Church, 28708 State Highway 18, Skyforest 92385
  • Arden Hills Seventh Day Adventist Church, 5801 Arden Ave., Highland 92346

Additionally, the following three proposed polling places were replaced by three larger facilities from the list of new polling places above. The name of the replacement polling place is identified in parentheses.

  • Immanuel Baptist Church, 28355 Baseline St., Highland 92346 (Cram Elementary School)
  • Loma Linda Civic Center, 25541 Barton Rd., Loma Linda 92354 (Bryn Mawr Elementary School)
  • Upland Brethren In Christ Church, 845 W. Arrow Hwy., Upland 91786 (Upland High School)

The number of polling places that will be used for this election is 210, which is double the minimum of 105 polling places required by Elections Code section 1602(b)(1). A complete list of polling places can be viewed at www.sbcountyelections.com/Portals/9/Elections/2020/1103/List_CompletePollingPlaces.pdf.

State law requires polling places used in this election to be open for four days rather than only on Election Day as is traditional. They will be open during the following days and hours:

  • Saturday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Polling place assignments will be printed on the back cover of the Voter Information Guides that will be mailed to voters in late-September/early-October. At that time, voters will also be able to find their assigned polling places using My Elections Gateway or the Polling Place Look-up tool on the Registrar of Voters' website at SBCountyElections.com.


Translated Notices for Consideration of Public Comment and Adjustment of Polling Places

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