Consolidated Mail Ballot Election

August 31, 2021

Election Publications

County of San Bernardino Voter Information Guide

  • The Voter Information Guide [pdf] is a booklet published by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters that includes information about voting, candidates, and measures.

Press Releases and Public Notices

Key Dates and Deadlines

Date

Action

May 10, 2021 Candidate filing begins
June 4, 2021 Candidate filing deadline
August 2, 2021 Early voting begins
August 2, 2021 Voter Information Guides and Mail Ballots delivered to U.S. Post Office
August 16, 2021 Voter registration deadline
August 31, 2021    Election Day - 2021 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election
September 1, 2021    Canvass of the Election begins
September 30, 2021 Deadline to complete the official canvass and certify the results

Voting Options

Voting options for the August 31, 2021 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election:

  • Vote a Mail Ballot. 
    • No application is necessary for this election. All eligible voters will be mailed a ballot.
      • Call the Registrar of Voters at (909) 387-8300 if you need a replacement ballot.
    • Mail Ballot may be dropped off at:
      • Registrar of Voters office and mail ballot drop box
        • 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino
      • High Desert Juvenile Detention and Assessment Center mail ballot drop box
        • 21101 Dale Evans Pkwy, Apple Valley
      • Mail ballot drop boxes are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
      • Ballots must be delivered no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021
  • Vote early at the Registrar of Voters office beginning August 2, 2021.
  • Vote early at an Early Vote site.
    • View the list of Early Vote sites for locations, dates and hours of operation.

Voters with a disability:

Voters with a disability may vote independently:

  • Using their computer, to mark an accessible ballot [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 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.

Resolving Unsigned Mail Ballots

When the Registrar of Voters receives a voted mail ballot without the voter’s signature on the return envelope, the Registrar of Voters is unable to count that ballot.  However, California law allows voters another chance to correct their mail ballot up until two days before the election results are certified. These voters are notified by mail that they may:

  • Go to the Registrar of Voters to sign the mail ballot return envelope in person, or
  • Complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement.

If you received a letter from the Registrar of Voters stating that your mail ballot return envelope was not signed, go to the Registrar of Voters to sign your envelope, or complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement.


For mail ballots:

  • Unsigned Ballot Statement - 2021 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election [no longer available]
  • Declaración de Boleta Sin Firma - Elecciones Consolidadas 31 de agosto de 2021 [no longer available]

Resolving Non-Matching Signatures on Mail Ballots

When the Registrar of Voters receives a voted mail ballot but is unable to match the voter's signature on the return envelope with the signature on file in the voter's record, the Registrar of Voters is unable to count that ballot. However, California law allows voters another chance to correct their mail ballot up until two days before the election results are certified. These voters are notified by mail that they may: 

  • Go to the Registrar of Voters to sign the Signature Verification Statement in person.
  • Complete and return a Signature Verification Statement.

If you received a letter from the Registrar of Voters stating that your signature on your mail ballot return envelope was unable to be matched with your signature on file, complete and return a Signature Verification Statement immediately.


For mail ballots:

  • Signature Verification Statement - 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election [no longer available]
  • Declaración de Verificación de Firma - Elecciones Consolidadas 31 de agosto de 2021 [no longer available]

Measure on the Ballot

  • View the Local Measure on the ballot for the 2021 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election.
  • The vote requirement for local measures can be found on the Local Measure page.

Voter Registration

If you need to register or re-register, the voter registration application must be postmarked or submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. on August 16, 2021, for the 2021 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election.

If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote in person at the Registrar of Voters office. 

From August 17, 2021, up until 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 [no longer available].

Offices and Candidates Information

Offices Up For Election:

Candidate Filing:

Candidate filing begins on May 10, 2021 and ends on June 4, 2021. 

Candidate filing has been extended until June 9, 2021 for Mariana Ranchos County Water District Director.

Candidate Statements:

  • Refer to the Candidate Filing Guide [pdf] to view the Estimated Candidate Statement Costs for the Consolidated Mail Ballot Election.
    • Candidates are required to pay the estimated costs of printing their candidate statement in the Voter Information Guide at the time of filing.
  • To submit a candidate statement, fill out the Candidate Statement Form [no longer available].

 List of Candidates:

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.