Voter Information Guide

Voting Options

Ballot Counting Process [available soon]

Vote By Mail

Any registered voter can vote by mail. Voters have the option to be on the permanent Mail Ballot list or they can request a Mail Ballot for a single election only.


To apply for a Mail Ballot:

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for a Mail Ballot is seven days prior to Election Day:

  • Deadline:  October 30, 2018 for the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election

If a voter becomes ill or disabled after the Mail Ballot application deadline and believes that they cannot get to a Polling Place on Election Day, the voter may submit a written request to have a Mail Ballot picked up from the Elections Office and delivered to him or her by an authorized representative of the voter.    

  • Print, complete and sign the Authorization to Release Mail Ballot to a Voter’s Representative Form [available soon] for the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election.

Delivery of Ballots

Mail Ballots will be delivered to the U.S. Post Office:     

  • October 10, 2018 for the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election

Request a Replacement Mail Ballot

Request a replacement mail ballot:

  • Email request to  Include your name, residence address, mailing address, and date of birth.
  • Call (800) 881-VOTE(8683) or (909) 387-8300

Return a Voted Mail Ballot

Return a voted mail ballot:

Mail via the U.S. Postal Service

  • Mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and must be received in the Elections Office within three business days following the election

Drop off at any City Clerk office or County library

Drop off at any Early Vote Site           

  • View the Early Vote Sites, dates, and times for the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election

Deliver to the San Bernardino County Elections Office on or before 8 p.m. on Election Day

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Election Day, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.    

Check the Status of Your Voted Mail Ballot

Check the status of your voted Mail Ballot using the Mail Ballot Status tool.

Unsigned Ballot Statement

When the Elections Office receives a voted mail ballot without the voter’s signature on the return envelope, the Elections Office is unable to count that mail ballot.  However, California law allows voters another chance to correct their ballot up to 8 days after the election. These voters are notified by mail that they may:

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

If you received a letter from the Elections Office stating that your mail ballot return envelope was not signed, go to the Elections Office to sign your envelope, or complete and return one of the following forms:

For the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election, unsigned mail ballot return envelopes must be corrected by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, in order for the ballot to be counted.

Cancel Your Permanent Mail Ballot Status

To cancel your Permanent Mail Ballot status, please complete and return one of the following applications:

Return completed applications:

  • By email:  Scan or take a picture of the application and email to
  • By fax:  (909) 386-8388
  • By mail or in person:  Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415