Big Bear, CA, November 8, 2016 – The San Bernardino County Elections Office reminds voters that the 2016 Presidential General Election is being held today, Tuesday, November 8. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will stay open until 8 p.m. Voters can find their assigned polling place on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide or by using the My Elections Gateway or the Polling Place look-up tool on the Elections Office website at SBCountyElections. They can also call the Elections Office at (800) 881-VOTE (8683) or (909) 387-8300.
In addition to your polling place, voters are also able to vote at one of five early voting sites that will be open on Tuesday. Early voting sites are located at the Elections Office in San Bernardino, the Ontario Conference Center in Ontario, Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, Victorville City Hall, and Yucca Valley Town Hall.
Voters who requested mail ballots may return their voted mail ballots by mail, but the ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day. Alternatively, voted mail ballots may be returned to an early voting site or to one of 57 mail ballot drop-off locations. To make ballot returns as convenient as possible, three early voting sites will have drive-thru drop-offs and at the Elections Office there is a 24-hour mail ballot drop-box. To find a polling place, early voting site, or mail-ballot drop-off location, visit the Elections Office website, SBCountyElections.
A mail ballot voter can vote at their assigned polling place if they want to vote in person or have misplaced their mail ballot. However, they must surrender their mail ballot and return envelope if they want to avoid voting a provisional ballot and a longer wait time at the polls. At every polling place and early voting site, voters can take a ballot selfie with their unmarked ballot and their ‘I Voted’ sticker in front of a ballot selfie poster. Voters are encouraged to share their experience with their friends and family through social media.