Policy Chats
Policy Chats
Oct 16, 2020
2020 Election: Voting By Mail (with Bob Page)
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In this episode, San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Bob Page talks with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about secure, safe, and efficient voting options in this upcoming election.

About Bob Page:

Mr. Page is responsible for all aspects of the election process for the county’s residents.  He administers all local, state, and federal elections in the County of San Bernardino, including the management of voting systems, the employment and training of poll workers, election ballot processing, and vote tallying.

Learn more about Bob Page via https://www.sbcounty.gov/Main/Pages/DepartmentServices.aspx?ContactID=59

Podcast Highlights:

“ Well I would say that in this election we are seeing a number of states expanding the ability of their voters to vote by mail.”

-       Bob Page on the topic of the expansion of mail-in ballots due to COVID-19.

“ [The County does] prepay the postage on return envelopes... we have a number of early vote sites and polling places... a number of mail ballot drop boxes, and finally, if somebody wants to vote in person that's still available.”

-       Bob Page on the topic of the various options voters have when choosing how to submit their ballot.

“ I would advise not to wait until November 3rd to actually put [your ballot] in the mail.”

-       Bob Page on the topic of voting early to ensure that your vote is counted.


Bob Page (San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters)


Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Alfredo Barcenas (UCR MPP Candidate, Dean’s Ambassador)

Music by:

C Codaine



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This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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