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Community Cleanup for Unincorporated Chino, Montclair and Ontario to be held on Saturday, October 27

Information on the November 6th Presidential Election

County Spotlight ~ “The Call to Action – Everyone Counts”

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October 2012

Community Cleanup for Unincorporated Chino, Montclair and Ontario to be held on Saturday, October 27

San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt encourages residents residing in the unincorporated areas of Chino, Montclair, and Ontario to take part in this free community cleanup from 8 a.m. to Noon at Briggs Fundamental School, 11880 Roswell Avenue, Chino.

“This is a great way to clean up items from around your home and property,” said Supervisor Ovitt. “Having to take items to one of the County’s landfills is not always easy which is why I am proud to host this community cleanup.”

During this community cleanup, residents from unincorporated San Bernardino County can dispose of non-hazardous trash for free in bins provided by Waste Management. The San Bernardino County Code Enforcement and Solid Waste Management Division organize and staff these community cleanups in conjunction with County Supervisors to provide a free and convenient trash disposal option to residents.

Hazardous waste such as paint, solvents, pesticide, etc. will not be accepted at this community cleanup. These items can be taken to the City of Chino Household Waste Facility Public Works Service Center at 5050 Schaefer Ave. That service center is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, please contact Supervisor Gary Ovitt’s Chino Hills District Office at (909) 465-1895 or email SupervisorOvitt@sbcounty.gov.

Information on the November 6th Presidential Election

With the upcoming Presidential Election less than a month away, please find some frequently asked questions below about how to vote.

What are my Voting Options?

Voters can vote early, by mail, or at the polls on Election Day.

Vote Early: Voters can vote prior to an election beginning 29 days before the election at:

San Bernardino County Elections Office
777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0770
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Vote by Mail: Any registered voter may request to receive a Vote by Mail Ballot. To receive your ballot by mail, voters may complete a Vote by Mail Ballot Application [pdf] as early as 60 days prior to the election. Ballots are mailed to applicants beginning 29 days before each election. Completed applications must be received no later than 7 days before Election Day.

To obtain a Vote by Mail Ballot application:
  • Contact the Elections Office by phone or letter to request a Mail Ballot application.
  • Complete the Mail Ballot application that is included at the back of the Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot.
  • Download, print, complete, and return a Mail Ballot Application [pdf] from our website.
When is the last day to return my Mail Ballot?

All Mail ballots must be received by the Elections Office no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Mail Ballots received after 8:00 p.m. will not be accepted.

How can I track my Mail Ballot?

To check the status of your vote by mail ballot, visit our Mail Ballot Tracking page.

How do I turn in my Mail Ballot?

Mail Ballots can be returned to any County library, any city clerk office, the Elections Office, or at any polling place on Election Day. Find a Mail Ballot drop-off location.

Note: If you are unable to return the ballot yourself due to illness or physical disability, you may designate a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or a person residing within the same household to return the ballot to the Elections Office or any polling place in your county.

How do I cancel my Permanent Mail Ballot status?

To cancel your Permanent Vote by Mail status please fill out, print, sign, and return the Cancel Mail Ballot Status Application [pdf].

Vote on Election Day: Voters can vote on Election Day at their assigned polling place. Every voter is assigned to vote at a specific polling place, which is determined by where the voter is registered. Find your polling place (tentative list).

When you arrive at your polling place:
  • You will be asked for your name and address...
  • You will be asked to sign your name to receive your ballot.
  • A poll worker will provide you with your paper ballot. (An electronic voting machine is available for sight impaired voters.)
  • You will be directed to a voting booth where you can mark your ballot.
  • After you have marked your ballot, you will place your voted ballot into the ballot box.
  • You will be given an “I voted” sticker that you can wear and show others that you exercised your right to vote.
Emergency Voting: If for any reason during the final 7 days before an election, a voter becomes ill or disabled or finds that they will be away from the polls on Election Day, the voter may request in a written statement, signed under penalty of perjury, that a ballot be delivered to him or her. This ballot shall be delivered by the elections official to any authorized representative of the voter who presents this written statement to the elections official.

The voter shall mark the ballot, place it in the ID/Return envelope, fill out and sign the envelope and return the ballot personally or through the authorized representative within the jurisdiction. If the ballot is returned by the authorized agent, that portion of the envelope must also be completed. The voter may also come into the San Bernardino Elections Office and vote in person.

Exception: If the city of San Bernardino has a stand-alone election (one that is not consolidated with any other districts or entities) the city's municipal code requires that only the voter may apply for and return the voted ballot.

County Spotlight ~ “The Call to Action – Everyone Counts”

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

The Call to Action – Everyone Counts partnership is an initiative of County superintendent Gary Thomas to reduce dropout rates and increase high school graduation rates in San Bernardino County. Dr. Thomas has reached out to business, labor, government, community, and faith- based partners to work with educators on research-based solutions to address the dropout epidemic and the need for higher graduation rates - two of the most pressing issues in the region.

For additional information regarding the Call to Action-Everyone Counts partnership, please contact Dr. Beth Higbee, Assistant Superintendent at (909) 386-2600 or send an email to Mary Morison at mary_morison@sbcss.k12.ca.us. You can also visit the Everyone Counts website which provides links to data, research, tools for students and parents and additional resources at http://everyonecounts.sbcss.k12.ca.us.

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