Early Voting Opens for the 2019 Consolidated Election

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Voting in the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Election begins Monday at the County of San Bernardino Registrar of Voters office for many of the registered voters living in or near Bloomington, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto and Victorville.

Eligible voters can vote for one of the following offices up for election:

·         Cucamonga Valley Water District, Divisions 1 and 2

o   Two Members of the Board of Directors, one for each division, for 4-year terms

·         Victor Valley Union High School District, Area 2

o   One Member of the Governing Board for a 3-year term

·         West Valley Water District, Divisions 1, 4 and 5

o   Three Members of the Board of Directors, one for each division, for 4-year terms

These voters do not have to wait for Election Day, or even wait to receive a ballot in the mail, to vote. Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, they can obtain and cast a ballot at the Registrar of Voters office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino.

Early voting hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Monday, Oct. 14, when all County offices are closed. On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Registrar of Voters office will be open for voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Also on Monday, Oct. 7, mail ballots for voters on the permanent mail ballot list will be delivered to the U.S. Postal Service. Deliveries will continue as additional mail ballot requests are received up until Tuesday, Oct. 29.

To assist San Bernardino County voters, County Voter Information Guides were delivered to the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The guides include a sample ballot, candidate statements, and voting instructions.

The County’s purchase of a new voting system has caused one small change to the voting instructions – starting with this election, voters will fill in an oval to the left of the name of the candidate of their choice. In prior elections with the old voting system, votes were cast by drawing a line between two ends of an arrow located to the right of the candidate’s name.

Voters can also access the guide by visiting the Registrar of Voters website, www.SBCountyElections.com, and clicking on the Elections menu tab.

For those voters who prefer to cast their ballot in person on Election Day, the address of their assigned polling place will be printed on the back cover of their guide. Voters are encouraged to hold on to their guide until Election Day so they can easily find their polling place.

But should a voter misplace a guide before Election Day, the voter may look up their assigned polling place by using the My Elections Gateway application on the Registrar of Voters website, or by calling (909) 387-8300.

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