September 14th Special Election
UPDATE 9/14/2021 - If your voting station is closed or inaccessible for any reason, please vote at any one of these polling places listed below:
|River of Life Church of God||8519 Maple Ave||Hesperia||92345|
|Joshua Circle School||10140 8th Ave||Hesperia||92345|
|First Baptist Church||9280 Maple Ave||Hesperia||92345|
|United Methodist Church||18623 Main St||Hesperia||92345|
|Kingston Elementary School||7473 Kingston Ave||Hesperia||92345|
|Hesperia Golf and Country Club||17970 Bangor Ave||Hesperia||92345|
|Summit Leadership Academy High School||12850 Muscatel St||Hesperia||92344|
|Mountain View Baptist Church||15131 Sequoia St||Hesperia||92345|
|Hesperia High School||9898 Maple Ave||Hesperia||92345|
|Sultana High School||17311 Sultana St||Hesperia||92345|
|Hesperia Church of the Nazarene||8518 Maple Ave||Hesperia||92345|
|Fire Station #305||8331 Caliente Rd||Hesperia||92344|
|1st Assembly of God||11616 Hesperia Rd||Hesperia||92345|
|Krystal School of Science||17160 Krystal Dr||Hesperia||92345|
|Maple Elementary School||10616 Maple Ave||Hesperia||92345|
UPDATE 9/13/2021 - For Hesperia residents whose in-person voting location is Church of the Nazarene located at 8518 Maple Ave, Hesperia, CA 92345, parts of Mesquite St and Maple Ave will be shutdown for roadwork. The following stretches of road will be closed:
Maple Ave from Joshua St to Mesquite St.
Mesquite St from Opal Ave to Maple Ave.
Please view the map below. The red lines indicate road closures. The black lines show that residents may turn on those streets making their detour less inconvenient. The black circle is the voting location. There will be detour signs present at these locations to guide you around the closures.
For questions, please contact the City Clerk's office at (760)947-1026.
Early Voting in Full Swing!
Early voting has begun for the September 14, 2021 California Recall Election. Casting your ballot by mail or at one of the ballot drop-box location is the best way to avoid lines and crowds at polling places. Please visit one of the mail ballot drop-off locations (www.sbcountyelections.com/Voting/MailBallotDropOff.aspx) for more information about the early vote sites.
Most mail ballot drop-off locations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting August 17th. To find a location closest to them and its operating hours, voters may use the Mail Ballot Drop-Off locations tool on the Registrar of Voters website. Ballots must be delivered no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
The three ballot drop-off locations in Hesperia are:
- Jerry Lewis High Desert Government Center - 15900 Smoke Tree St., Hesperia, 92345
- Percy Bakker Community Center - 9333 E Ave, Hesperia, 92345
- Behavioral Health Center - 11951 Hesperia Rd, Hesperia, 92345
Voter Education Toolkit available
The voter education communications toolkit is now available. To help voters better understand how the State of California and San Bernardino County are preparing for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election, this Communications Tool Kit provides a variety of tools to enable organizations to make sure local voters are well informed about how, when and where to cast a ballot. From social media posts, infographics, videos and more, this tool kit covers all of the need-to-know info.
Toolkit Link https://bit.ly/3gcXHHX
Voter Education Presentations
The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters is hosting a series of virtual voter education presentations in August to make sure voters are well informed about how, when, and where to cast a ballot.
The 45-to-60 minute, bilingual (English/Spanish) presentations are scheduled on the Zoom platform and streamed via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/SBCountyElections). You can register using Eventbrite at (www.sbcountyelections.eventbrite.com).
- Brief overview of the recall and voting instructions
- How voting works: Four easy options for voting
- Voting in-person
- How the ROV is ensuring election security
- How community leaders can get involved and spread the word
- Key resources to tap
- Questions and Answers
To learn more, visit ROV online at www.SBCountyElections.com or call 909-387-8300.
City of Hesperia Redistricting 2022
Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including to non- English-speaking communities.
What is redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In Hesperia, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which is released around March 31, 2021. For the City of Hesperia, the redistricting process must be completed by April 17, 2022.
You can contact the City Clerk at (760) 947-1056 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how the process works.
Avisos de Redistribucion de Distritos
Cada diez años, los gobiernos locales utilizan nuevos datos del censo para volver a trazar las líneas de sus distritos para reflejar cómo han cambiado las poblaciones locales. El Proyecto de Ley 849 de la Asamblea (2019) exige que las ciudades y los condados hagan participar a las comunidades en el proceso de redistribución de distritos mediante la celebración de audiencias públicas y/o talleres y la realización de actividades de divulgación pública, incluso en las comunidades no anglófonas.
¿Qué es la redistribución de distritos?
Cada diez años, los distritos deben ser rediseñados para que cada uno de ellos sea sustancialmente igual en población. Este proceso, llamado redistribución de distritos, es importante para asegurar que cada concejal de la ciudad represente aproximadamente el mismo número de conciudadanos. En Hesperia, el Ayuntamiento es responsable de diseñar los distritos del consejo. La redistribución de distritos se hace usando los datos del Censo de los EE.UU., que es publicado alrededor del 31 de marzo de 2021. Para la Ciudad de Hesperia, el proceso de redistribución de distritos debe completarse antes de Abril 17, 2022.
Puedes contactar con el Secretario de la Ciudad en (760)947-1056 o email@example.com para saber más sobre cómo funciona el proceso.
District Based Election Process
In 2017, Hesperia transitioned from at-large to by-district election system. Districts 2, 3, and 4 will hold elections in the November 2022 General Election and districts 1 and 5 will hold elections in the November 2024 General Election.
Residents of Hesperia may only vote when their district representative is up for election. To find out what district you reside in, please use our interactive FindMyDistrict Tool.
November 3rd, General Election Results
San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has counted all the votes in the County and the results have been posted. To view the full results, please visit https://www.sbcounty.gov/rov/elections/results/20201103/. These results have been certified in the City of Hesperia with the passage of Resolution 2020-77.
November 3rd, 2020 General Election Information
Council members are elected by-district, meaning they represent one district or area within the City. The City will hold an election for one City Council seat each in districts 1, 4, & 5 on November 3, 2020. As required in a by-district election, those interested in running for an open seat must reside within the open district and be registered to vote. Residents can use the FindMyDistrict map search tool to determine which district they live in or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 760-947-1026.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19 the process for obtaining nomination papers may change. Please check the City’s website at the end of June for more information on how to obtain nomination papers.
City Council Ordinance related to campaign contribution limits and regulations
California State Assembly introduced and passed Assembly Bill No. 571 which imposed a default campaign contribution limit upon cities and counties without campaign contribution limits beginning January 1, 2021. Elections Code Section 10202 and Government Code Section 85702.5 permitted the City of Hesperia to establish its own campaign contribution limits that are different from what is established by resolution or ordinance.
City Council Ordinance No. 2020-05, adding Chapter 2.32 (Campaign Contribution Limits and Regulations) to Title 2 of the Hesperia Municipal Code and limiting individual contribution to a candidate for selective city office to $500 with the exception of candidate’s own contributions of the candidate’s personal funds to candidate’s own campaign was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Hesperia, California at a Regular Meeting thereof held on the 5th day of May 2020.
Measure N Information
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Hesperia on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the following Measure:
|To ensure a sustainable and affordable water supply, shall the measure: (1) reducing the number of new homes from eight to three per acre, (2) reducing the number of apartments and multifamily dwellings from 25 to eight units per acre, (3) maintaining current high standards for apartment sizes, with (1) through (3) becoming operative when State law allows; and (4) limiting extensions for residential tract/parcel maps to the State law minimum, be adopted?||Yes|
The City of Hesperia consolidates with the San Bernardino County Elections Office for all municipal elections. The City Clerk serves as the election officer and the City Clerk’s Office is responsible for all candidates’ filings, the issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, City measures and publication of all legal notices as well as campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Argument Dates and Impartial Analysis to Measure N
Arguments in favor of and in opposition to Measure N and rebuttal arguments shall be permitted and accepted in accordance with Elections Code Sections 9282 and 9285(a).
The deadline for submitting direct arguments to the City Clerk shall be July 20, 2020. The direct argument must not exceed 300 words in length and must be accompanied by the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization, and the printed name and signature of at least one of its principal officers who is the author of the argument.
The deadline for rebuttal arguments to the City Clerk shall be July 30, 2020 and shall not exceed 250 words in length. The same conditions apply as submitting direct arguments outlined above.
Pursuant to Elections Code Section 9280, the City Clerk, upon adoption of this Resolution, will transmit a copy of the Measure to the City Attorney, and the City Attorney shall prepare an impartial analysis of the Measure. The impartial analysis will show the effect of the measure on the existing law and operation of the measure by close of business on July 20, 2020.
Deadlines Related to Measure N
- July 20, 2020
- City Attorney’s impartial analysis to the City Clerk
- Deadline for submitting direct arguments to the City Clerk
- July 24, 2020
- Deadline for submitting rebuttal arguments to the City Clerk
- July 30, 2020
- End of the 10 day public examination period for Arguments
- August 3, 2020
- End of the 10 day public examination period for Rebuttals
City Council Elections
The City Council is elected by-district to serve four-year overlapping terms. Council members also serve as Board Members on the City’s subsidiary districts, which includes:
- Hesperia Water District
- Hesperia Housing Authority
- Hesperia Community Development Commission
- Hesperia Public Financing Authority
- Hesperia Public Facilities Corporation
- Successor Agency
The positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are one-year terms, with the selection voted upon by the Council members at the first meeting in December of each year. City Council members do not have term limits.
Note: Campaign filings for all City candidates in the November 2020 Municipal Election will be posted to our Netfile database.