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November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election Archive


The Presidential General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Election Publications

County of San Bernardino Voter Information Guide

  • The Voter Information Guide is a booklet published by the San Bernardino County Elections Office that includes information about voting, candidates and measures, a sample ballot, and polling place information.
  • The comprehensive Voter Information Guide [pdf] contains information for all offices up for election throughout San Bernardino County.
  • The precinct specific Voter Information Guide contains information for offices up for election in each precinct.  You can view precinct specific Voter Information Guides by using the Polling Place and Voter Information Guide Lookup tool [no longer available].
  • The accessible format Voter Information Guide [no longer available] provides customized election information for voters who use screen-reader software.

State of California Voter Information Guide

  • The California Secretary of State has also published a Voter Information Guide which includes information about candidates for statewide offices and state propositions.

Press Releases and Public Notices

Key Dates and Deadlines

Date Action
July 18, 2016 Candidate filing begins
August 12, 2016 Candidate filing deadline
October 7, 2016 Voter Information Guides delivered to U.S. Post Office
October 10, 2016 Early voting begins
October 15, 2016 Mail Ballots delivered to U.S. Post Office
October 24, 2016 Voter registration deadline
November 1, 2016 Deadline to apply to vote by mail
November 8, 2016 Election Day – 2016 Presidential General Election
November 9, 2016 Canvass of the Election begins
December 6, 2016 Deadline to complete the official canvass and certify the results

Offices and Candidates Information

Offices Up For Election:

Candidate Filing:

Important Notice:

The candidate filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016.  Many candidates are expected to file candidacy documents during the last week of the candidate filing period.  In order to minimize wait time, the Elections Office recommends that candidates schedule an appointment for filing their candidacy documents by calling (909) 387-8300.  Although recommended, appointments are not required.

Candidate Statements:

  • View the Estimated Candidate Statement Costs [pdf].
    • Candidates are required to pay the estimated costs of printing their candidate statement in the Voter Information Guide at the time of filing.
  • To submit a candidate statement, please fill out the Candidate Statement Form [no longer available].

List of Candidates:

Measures on the Ballot

  • View the Local Measures on the ballot for the 2016 Presidential General Election.

Voter Registration

Your voter registration application must be postmarked no later than October 24, 2016 in order for you to be eligible to vote in the 2016 Presidential General Election. Visit our Voter Registration page for complete information and instructions.

Voting Options

  • Vote early at the Elections Office beginning October 10, 2016.
  • Vote a Mail Ballot. The Mail Ballot Application is due by November 1, 2016.
    • Fill out an online Mail Ballot Application.
    • Fill out and return one of the following applications:
      • Mail Ballot Application in English [no longer available]
    • Find a Mail Ballot Drop-off Location [no longer available].
  • Vote at the polls on Election Day, November 8, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Find your assigned Polling Place [no longer available].

Visit our Voting Options page for complete information and instructions.

Military and Overseas Voters:

Uniformed and Overseas citizens can obtain a Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot [no longer available] as well as a Ballot [no longer available] for this election. For complete information, visit the Secretary of State’s website for Military and Overseas Voters.

Mail Ballot Return Statistics

The Mail Ballot Return Statistics Report shows the number of mail ballots that have been issued and returned for the election, as well as historical statistics for previous elections. The data presented on this report is updated daily and may fluctuate as additional mail ballot applications are received and voted mail ballots are processed.

Election Results