Voters’ Guide to the High Desert, California Midterm Poll

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The November ballot will be crowded with voters deciding who will run for national, state and local office. In addition, voters will have several proposals – including two competing measures regarding online sports betting – to decide.

The Victorville Daily Press, with assistance from the USA TODAY Network-California, has published several election articles, explanations and opinion columns on the election over the past several weeks. We will continue to post previews, candidate profiles and opinion pieces until Election Day in November.

To help you navigate the busy election season, we’ve created this Election 2022 landing page that includes all of the election coverage from the daily press. Simply click on the links to access the stories. And check back frequently as the daily press will be adding articles, columns and other features leading up to Election Day.

Victorville | Hesperia | Adelante | San Bernardino County | Proposals

Key dates to remember

  • October 10: Counties begin mailing ballots to all active registered voters
  • October 24: Last day to register to vote (conditional registration available until Election Day)
  • October 29: Voter Choice Act County Voting Centers Open
  • November 8: Election day; polling stations open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; last day to vote in person or by mail.

Victorville

4 Candidates Fight For 2 Victorville Council Seats As Town Moves To District Elections

Hesperia

With no candidates, Hesperia City Council cancels November election and appoints new member

Adelante

Several candidates are vying for mayoralty and council seats in Adelanto

San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County approves possible secession measure: ‘It’s time for us to get our fair share’

Proposals

Around the city: With California Propositions 26 and 27, take a close look at the backstory

Opinion: Proposition 30 would raise taxes on California’s super-rich. It’s a bad idea. here’s why

Opinion: Accessories. 26, 27 feature California’s moment to make sports betting fairer

Opinion: Third attempt at dialysis interference as bad as first two

Opinion: Voters will decide if California breathes better

On the elections

Is it too easy for written candidates in California elections?

How to encourage more people to vote? Let’s make it compulsory, like Australia does

Voting information

You can check on the Secretary of State’s website: you’ll need to enter your name, date of birth, and either your California driver’s license or ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number . If you don’t have them available, contact your county elections office or the Secretary of State by email or by phone at (800) 345-8683.

Ballots are expected to arrive in mailboxes in early October.

If you wish to vote by post, you must be registered to vote at least 15 days before election day.

However, California law allows citizens to register and vote after the registration deadline. To be eligible, the voter registration application must be submitted in person to the Registrar of Voters or at an early voting site on or before Election Day, or at a polling place on Election Day. After completing an application for registration on the electoral lists, the voter will receive a provisional ballot paper.

A guide to voter rights in California: What you need to know before voting

If you have changed your name since the last time you voted, or if you have moved and have not notified the Department of Motor Vehicles or the US Postal Service, you may need to register again. If you have not voted in several consecutive general elections, your registration may have been cancelled.

You can register to vote online here. You will need the same information as above. You can also register to vote at the San Bernardino County Elections Office here. This site also explains how to change your political party affiliation, mailing address, and other information.

If DMV has your signature on file, you will be able to complete the process online. If not, you will need to print, sign, and mail your completed application to your county elections office.

You can also pick up a paper application at election offices, any DMV office, and many post offices, public libraries, and government offices. You will be contacted when your request is approved or if you need to provide more information.

CalMatters contributed this information.

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