Voting

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.

Application

Due to urgency legislation passed in response to the current public health emergency, every active registered voter will receive a mail ballot for all elections held in 2021. 

  • Mail ballots for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election will be delivered to the United States Postal Service beginning August 16.

To apply for a Mail Ballot:

Replacement Ballot

All eligible registered voters are mailed a ballot no later than 29 days before an election. 

If you lose, damage, or mismark your ballot, you may request a replacement ballot mailed to you:

Replacement mail ballots must be requested by November 30, 2021 for the December 7, 2021 San Bernardino County Employees' Retirement Association Election.  After November 30, 2021, voters needing a replacement ballot will must do so in person at the Registrar of Voters.

Delivery of Ballots

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

  • November 8, 2021 for the December 7, 2021 San Bernardino County Employees' Retirement Association Election

Vote an Accessible Ballot

Voters with disabilities may vote independently, using their computer, to mark an accessible ballot.

  • Vote on an accessible ballot for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election. [no longer available]

Return a Voted Mail Ballot

Return a voted mail ballot for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election:

  • Drop off at the Registrar of Voters Drive Thru Drop-off location
    • 777 E. Rialto Ave., San Bernardino
    • Tues, Sept. 7 - Sat, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Monday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Election Day, Sept. 14 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Deliver to the Registrar of Voters 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. 
    • 24-hour Mail Ballot Drop Box available
  • Mail via the U.S. Postal Service
    • Mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Registrar of Voters within seven days following the election.

Check the Status of Your Voted Mail Ballot

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

 

Sign up for Where's My Ballot? to receive email, text, or voice call notifications to track your ballot.

Unsigned Ballot Statement

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 mail 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 one of the following forms:

Signature Verification Statement

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 mail 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 the Official Mail Ballot return envelope was unable to be matched with your signature on file, complete and return one of the following forms immediately:

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 MailBallots@sbcountyelections.com
  • By fax:  (909) 386-8388
  • By mail or in person:  Registrar of Voters, 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415