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Marriage Licenses, Certificates, Voting & Legal
How and where do I register to vote?
How do I vote by absentee ballot?
How do I run for public office?
Who are my representatives?
When are the next elections?
How can I place an initiative on the ballot?
Where are the polling stations?
I need a marriage license.
I need a copy of a birth or death certificate.
I need a copy of a marriage certificate.
I want to become a US citizen.
I need a passport.
How can I see all the municipal laws?
How do I get a copy of a city document?
I want a copy of the city budget.
 
 

How and where do I register to vote?
To register to vote you must obtain and complete a voter registration form.  Voter registration forms can be obtained by:

Additional Assistance
For additional assistance with voter registration, please contact the Secretary of State's office at any of the following toll-free numbers:

  • English: 1-800-345-VOTE
  • Spanish: 1-800-232-VOTA
  • Chinese: 1-800-339-2857
  • Vietnamese: 1-800-339-8163
  • Japanese: 1-800-339-2865
  • Tagalog: 1-800-339-2957
  • Korean: 1-866-575-1558

How do I vote by absentee ballot?
Any registered voter may vote by "absentee" ballot.  You may vote absentee by:

  • Applying in writing to your county elections official; or
  • Completing the absentee ballot application that is included in your Sample Ballot, which your county elections official will mail to you prior to each election; or
  • Downloading and completing an absentee ballot application from the California Secretary of State's website.

Elections officials process applications 29 days to 7 days before an election.  You may request an absentee ballot more than 29 days before an election, but not fewer than 7 days in advance.

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/vote-by-mail/pdf/fill-in-vote-by-mail-app-instruct.pdf


How do I run for public office?
Question: What are the requirements for persons who want to run for office - what qualifications do they have to meet?

Answer: These requirements are specific to the office. Candidate qualifications and requirements are posted on California's Secretary of State's Candidate Information web page.

Question: When do candidates have to file their various official documents in order to become certified for the next statewide election cycle?

Answer: Please look at California's Secretary of State's Candidate Information web page for information on candidate filing deadlines.

Who are my representatives?
Federal Government

  • President Barack H. Obama (D)
  • Vice President Joseph Biden (D)
  • Senator Barbara Boxer (D)
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)
  • Representative David Dreier (R)

California State Government

  • Governor Jerry Brown (D)
  • Assembly Member Norma Torres (D)
  • State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod (D)
  • Representative David Dreier (R)

San Bernardino County Government

  • Supervisor Gary Ovitt (R), County Supervisor, District 4

City of Montclair Elected Representatives

  • Mayor Paul M. Eaton
  • Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn Raft
  • Council Member J. John Dutrey
  • Council Member Leonard Paulitz
  • Council Member Bill Ruh

When are the next elections?
November 2, 2010 is the next General Election.  The next Presidential election will be held November 6, 2012.

How can I place an initiative on the ballot?
Read the Initiative Guide Handbook (available in PDF format).

Where are the polling stations?
If you are registered at least 25 days before an election, no later than two weeks before an election, you will receive a sample ballot pamphlet from the Registrar of Voters Office. This pamphlet provides a voter with information on candidates and state and local measures and includes the polling place location and accessibility information on the back cover. Each voter should read the sample ballot carefully, poll locations may change from one election to another. If you reside in an area that does not have a polling location, your sample ballot and official ballot will be mailed to you automatically and you will be voting in the privacy of your home.   If you do not receive your sample ballot two weeks before the election, call the Registrar of Voters Office immediately to be sure you are correctly registered and to obtain the location of your polling place.

If you register between 25 - 15 days before an election, instead of a sample ballot pamphlet you may receive a special voter notification card with the location of your polling place.

Approximately three weeks before an election, polling places may be looked-up on the Internet. Voting may be done at the Registrar of Voters starting 29 days prior to the election day, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday voting may be available for coutywide elections.

When there is a statewide election and there are state measures on the ballot, a "California Ballot Pamphlet," which contains additional information on statewide propositions, will be mailed to each household of registered voters. This pamphlet is mailed by the Secretary of State's Office in Sacramento.

The voter should learn all they can about the candidate and measures before they vote. In addition to reading the material found in the sample ballot and state voter pamphlet, additional information can be obtained by contacting political party headquarters, attending local voter forums and reading voter information published in the newspaper.

You may look up your polling location using the following weblink:

 http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_ppl.htm

I need a marriage license.

    1. Applicants must be an unmarried male and an unmarried female.
    2. Blood tests are no longer required in the State of California.
    3. License is valid for 90 days. Ceremony must take place within 90 days of purchase.
    4. Minimum age requirement is 18 years.
    5. Valid photo I.D. required. (Drivers license, State issued I.D., passport, etc.)
    6. If either applicant has been divorced or had an annulment within the last year, we will need a certified copy of the FINAL DECREE OF DISSOLUTION before issuing a license.
    7. Both applicants must apply together.
    8. All persons who are members of a religious society or denomination not having clergy for the purpose of solemnizing marriages, must let the clerk know they need a VS 115 form. (Family Code, Section 425).

For further information, please call or visit the County of San Bernardino Auditor/Controller-Recorder at 909-387-8314 or their website by clicking the following link:

http://www.sbcounty.gov/arc/

I need a copy of a birth or death certificate.
Birth and Death certificates may be obtained from the County of San Bernardino Auditor/Controller-Recorder. 

For more information contact the County of San Bernardino at:

https://www.sbcounty.gov/arc/

I need a copy of a marriage certificate.
Marriage certificates may be obtained from the County of San Bernardino Auditor/Controller-Recorder.  

For more information contact the County of San Bernardino at:

http://www.sbcounty.gov/arc/

I want to become a US citizen.
Contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at their San Bernardino Field offices at:

655 W. Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410-3327
(800) 375-5283

Or visiting their website at: http://uscis.gov

I need a passport.
 

Passport Acceptance Facilities

Facility Name

Address

Phone

Miles from Montclair

Upland City Clerks Office

460 N. Euclid Avenue

Upland, CA 91786

(909) 931-4325

2

Claremont - A. Hughes Community Center

1700 Danbury Road

Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 399-5490

3

Upland Post Office

333 E. Arrow Highway

Upland, CA 91785

(909) 946-8134

3

Pomona Main Post Office

580 W. Monterey Street

Pomona, CA 91766

(909) 865-1267

4

Pomona Public Library

625 S. Garey Ave.

Pomona, CA 91766

(909) 620-2043

4

La Verne Post Office

3355 N. White Avenue

La Verne, CA 91750

(909) 392-4681

6

Ontario Main Post Office

1555 E. Holt Blvd.

Ontario, CA 91761

(909) 933-3837

6

Rancho Cucamonga City Clerk's Office

10500 Civic Center Drive

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

(909) 477-2700

            x7277

6

Rancho Cucamonga Post Office

10950 Arrow Route

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729

(909) 483-2184

6

San Dimas Main Post Office

300 E. Bonita Avenue

San Dimas, CA 91773

(909) 599-0651

6

Chino Hills Post Office

14071 Peyton Drive

Chino Hills, CA 91709

(909) 548-0695

8


Contact individual acceptance facilities for hours of operation.

For access to additional acceptance facilities see link below: http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/default.asp

How can I see all the municipal laws?
The City of Montclair's Municiple Code can be viewed at:

http://ordlink.com/codes/montclair/index.htm

How do I get a copy of a city document?
Contact the Deputy City Clerk at (909) 625-9416.

I want a copy of the city budget.
Contact the Deputy City Clerk at (909) 625-9416.


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