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San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Michael Scarpello said he was forced to resign Thursday, July 19.

By Jeff Horseman | | The Press-Enterprise
Published: July 20, 2018 at 10:46 am | Updated: July 20, 2018 at 6:20 pm

The head of the San Bernardino County elections office is out with about 110 days to go until the November election, but not before raising concerns about what he said was the county’s aging voter system, potential cybersecurity issues related to the office’s website and lack of staff.

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Joseph Turner
Monday, April 3, 2017 – 7:46 p.m.

The following press release from American Children First regarding their education initiative that was filed this afternoon was sent to InlandPolitics this evening.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County absentee ballots appear in mailboxes

Absentee Ballot

Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 08:45 a.m.

It’s a miracle!

Absentee mail-in ballots are finally landing in San Bernardino County voter mailboxes.

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Daily Press: Mail ballots in San Bernardino County delayed by vendor error


By Shea Johnson, Staff Writer
Posted:     Oct 18, 2016 at 12:25 PM
Updated:  Oct 18, 2016 at 4:50 PM

San Bernardino County voters will receive their mail ballots later than normal due to an error by a vendor used by the county Elections Office, Registrar of Voters Michael J. Scarpello said Tuesday. Voters should receive ballots by the end of this week at the latest, he said.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Donations to DA candidate’s campaign criticized

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San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Grover Merritt, who is running for DA, accepted contributions from associates of Jeff Burum, a defendant in a corruption case.

March 20, 2014; 03:59 PM

A candidate for San Bernardino County District Attorney accepted campaign contributions from family and associates of a defendant at the center of a high-profile criminal corruption case, according to finance reports.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: Ballot statement dispute resolved in District Attorney contest


Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 08:00 p.m.

It only took a matter of minutes to resolve an over-hyped ballot statement episode involving District Attorney Candidate Grover Merritt.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Another ballot statement squabble has been quietly hashed-out this week.

Sheriff-Coroner candidate Paul Schrader has been sparring with Registrar of Voters Mike Scarpello over Sheriff-Corner John McMahon’s ballot title designation.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Election needed after councilman’s guilty plea


October 18, 2013; 06:46 PM

San Bernardino is looking at holding a mail-only special election on Feb. 4, 2014, to fill the 5th Ward council seat vacated by Chas Kelley last week.

To read column by Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

DailyBulletin: Low voter turnout in election is not a surprise, experts say


By Canan Tasci, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/07/13, 9:44 PM PDT |

A recent election to fill a vacant 52nd Assembly District seat saw less than 2 percent of voters flexing their citizen rights by walking into a polling place to cast a ballot.

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InlandPolitics: Walker dumps half of job title

Larry Walker


Thursday, January 31, 2013 – 11:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector and State Senate Candidate Larry Walker (D-Chino) has started a fire.

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Jim Steinberg and Ryan Hagen, Staff Writers
Posted: 11/07/2012 09:13:18 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – County election officials say they “are generally pleased” by their performance Tuesday, finishing the preliminary results several hours ahead of 2008.

But the real verdict on their performance won’t be available for another month or so.

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The Sun: Election Day upgrades on their way in San Bernardino County

Ed Castro, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/29/2012 06:20:42 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Michael Scarpello, just a year into his position as the registrar of voters for San Bernardino County, on Saturday discussed an assortment of upgrades made by the county Elections Office.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Campaign goofs, ballot shenanigans and more

Published: 20 May 2012 07:52 PM

You know that old political joke, “Vote early, vote often”?

Yeah, Riverside City Councilman Mike Gardner’s heard it. And he’s been hearing it more lately, after his first mailer in his mayoral campaign assured people their vote counts … on June 4. (The election is June 5.)

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The Sun: Letter to Editor: Election laws followed

Michael Scarpello

Michael Scarpello
Posted: 05/16/2012 02:48:21 PM PDT

An effort to address the significant problem of provisional balloting resulted in the unintended consequence of many voters receiving their mail ballots several days before receiving their sample ballots.

Although very few voters cast their mail ballots before seeing the sample ballot, I understand why some candidates who placed candidate statements in the sample ballot are unhappy. I apologize for that, and I will correct this situation in time for the November election. However, please rest assured that this situation has not in any way compromised the election. All laws have been followed to the letter as the deadline to mail sample ballots is 10 days prior to the election, and these documents will have been delivered well before that time.

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DailyBulletin: Voters will see changes this election season

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Created: 05/16/2012 06:35:01 PM PDT

San Bernardino County voters need to know where their designated polling locations are come primary election time on June 5 and also be aware their ballots will look a little different, county Registrar Michael Scarpello said Wednesday.

A state law approved in June 2010, the Top Two Open Primary Act, requires that all candidates for a voter-nominated office be listed on the same ballot.

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VVDailyPress: Candidates irate over sample ballot delay

Some demand refunds for $11K paid for candidate statements
May 15, 2012 9:10 AM
Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Candidates in the June 5 election are irate that vote-by-mail ballots arrived at the doors of High Desert residents before the guides that include candidate statements — the carefully crafted remarks that cost candidates nearly $11,000 to file.

San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Michael Scarpello said by phone Monday the delay seems to stem from a delivery problem at the post office. He hadn’t heard complaints about the voter’s guides not arriving outside of the High Desert.

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – 04:50 p.m.

Here is some news reverberating across the transom this week.

Brown wants portion of Harris foreclosure settlement

You gotta love it.

California Governor Jerry Brown, in an effort to cobble together more money to blow, wants to steal hundreds of millions of dollars meant to help distressed homeowners. The dough, a part of a national foreclosure settlement obtained by Attorney General Kamala Harris, is meant for distressed homeowners.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/14/2012 07:54:53 PM PDT

A new way of distributing ballots to San Bernardino County’s registered voters has some candidates for office concerned about the delays.

With only 22 days to go before the June 5 primary, some voters still have not received their sample ballots and voter guides, but some have received their absentee ballots, officials said.

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VVDailyPress: Registrar edits ballot statements for five candidates

April 17, 2012 9:57 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

At least five of the 13 candidates for the 8th Congressional District received phone calls recently letting them know that portions of the carefully crafted statements they had each paid nearly $11,000 to file would not be printed on the ballot for the June primary election.

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