vote in this election?
Any California registered voter may vote in
the gubernatorial recall election.
To check your voter registration status, go to
VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov. If you need to update your voter registration or find
out if you are eligible to register to vote, you can visit the California
Online Voter Registration page at
You can register to vote up until August 30,
2021, and have a ballot mailed to you for this election. If you miss this
deadline, you may register to vote at the Registrar of Voters office until 8
p.m. on Election Day, an Early Vote site before Election Day, or at a polling
place on Election Day and vote a provisional ballot.
I cast a vote?
You have four ways to cast a voted ballot this
- Ballot Drop-off
- Early Vote
Please be sure to check the back cover of your
County Voter Information Guide (mailed to your address on or near August 10,
2021) to find your assigned polling place.
Please note that you may have a new location.
In addition to voting by mail or at a ballot drop-off
location, the Registrar of Voters
office will open for early voting starting on Monday, August 16.
Early voting at additional locations will be
September 7 through Saturday, September 11, and
Polling places will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, September 14 from 7
a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters are encouraged to vote before Election Day as
polling places may have significant lines on September 14.
If you prefer to vote in person, please note
that maintaining a safe environment for voters and poll workers is a high
priority for the County. Poll workers will clean high-touch surfaces throughout
the day. Polling places will be stocked with face coverings, gloves, and hand
sanitizer. Vaccinated poll workers have the option of wearing a face covering,
but are not currently required to wear one. Unvaccinated poll workers must wear
a face covering.* Face coverings will also be available at these sites for any
voter who requests one.
* Public health requirements are subject to
change based on guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
California Department of Public Health, or San Bernardino County Department of
Public Health. For information about the coronavirus crisis including vaccines,
testing, and rent relief visit
will mail ballots be sent out?
Pursuant to California Elections Code section
3000.5, every active registered voter in the county will receive a mail ballot
that will be delivered to the United States Postal Service beginning August 16.
I get a replacement ballot if I do not receive a ballot in the mail?
If you do not receive a mail ballot, you can
request a replacement ballot by mail before Tuesday, September 7 by calling
(800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300 or emailing
Include your name, residence address, mailing address, and date of birth. After
September 7, replacement ballots must be requested in person at the Registrar
of Voters, an early vote site, or a polling place.
Starting Monday, August 16, you may also visit
the Registrar of Voters at 777 East Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino to pick up a
Note: If you request a replacement ballot, the
Registrar of Voters will suspend the mail ballot that you did not receive so
that someone else cannot use it to vote.
since the last time I voted. How do I make sure the ROV has my current address?
To confirm the Registrar of Voters has your
current address, you may use the My Elections Gateway tool on the Registrar of
Voters website at
www.SBCountyElections.com. Or, you can review your
registration information on file with the Secretary of State at
If you need to update your address, you may
re-register to vote at
RegisterToVote.ca.gov. If you moved from one residence
to another and stayed within San Bernardino County, you may simply complete an
In-County Change of Address Form. The form may be submitted to the Registrar of
Voters by email to
VoterRegistrations@SBCountyElections.com, mail, or in
I need to return my completed mail-in ballot?
Your mail-in ballot must be postmarked by 8
p.m. on Election Day, September 14, 2021.
does/will the ballot look like?
Recall ballots have two parts.
Part 1: Voters have the option to vote “yes” or “no”
to the question of whether to recall the governor from office.
Part 2: Voters have an opportunity to select a successor
candidate. If more than 50% of voters vote to recall the governor, then the successor
candidate with the most votes will be elected.
can we see who the successor candidates are?
An official list of candidates is available
online at the County site:
candidates’ political party preference and occupation be noted on the ballot?
Yes. A successor candidate’s political party
preference will be included on the ballot. Additionally, candidates may request
that their principal profession, vocation, or occupation be printed on the
ballot under their names.
Can a successor candidate print a
statement in the County Voter Information Guide?
successor candidates are not able to print a statement in the County VIG. Per State statute, the Governor is the
only “candidate” allowed to have a statement printed in the Voter Information
Guide. The Governor will not have a candidate statement in the County VIG.
campaign contribution laws apply to recall elections?
Yes, campaign contribution laws apply to
recall elections. Committees formed to support or oppose the recall and
candidates seeking to replace the elected state officer must comply with
campaign finance requirements. The Fair Political Practices Commission is
responsible for providing advice about campaign finance issues. It has prepared
a fact sheet specific to recall elections that expands on this information.
www.fppc.ca.gov/media/factsheets.html. For more information, please
contact the FPPC or visit
be a poll worker?
Yes. You must be at least 18 years of age and
a registered voter in the State of California, and read, write and understand
English. You must commit to working one (1) day (September 14), attend a
mandatory two-hour training session, and have transportation to the polling
place. Poll workers in San Bernardino County are paid a stipend for each day
worked. To sign up, complete the poll worker application at
will mail-in ballots be processed?
Your official mail ballot envelope has a
barcode that identifies it as yours. When you return your voted ballot to the
Registrar of Voters, your mail ballot envelope will be scanned on a mail
sorting machine, capturing an image of your signature.
County staff will verify your signature on the
mail ballot return envelope compares to the signature on file with your voter
registration before the ballot is removed from the envelope and counted with
other mail ballots with high-speed, accurate scanners. How you vote remains
confidential as there is nothing on the ballot itself that identifies it as
If you do not sign the envelope or the
Registrar of Voters staff determines the signatures do not compare, you will be
notified by letter at least eight days before the election is certified and be
given until two days before certification to resolve the issue. The Registrar
of Voters must certify the results of this election no later than October 14,
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