Inyo County Elections

What’s on the Ballot

What’s on your ballot is determined by where you live and are registered to vote. Examples of your ballot and other important voting information can be viewed below, for the November 3, 2020, Presidential General Election.

Look-up what is on your ballot using your name & birth date

You can now find Voting Information and a sample of your ballot, using the name you are registered to vote with, and your birth date using the Inyo County Accessible Look-up guide.

Find your voting precinct on our GIS webpage.

Contests that will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot

If you are not currently registered to vote, or not able to find your voter information using the Inyo County Accessible Look-up guide, you may click on any of the links below to view any ballot style of voter guide in Inyo County. Not all contests below will appear on every ballot in Inyo County. Check back after October 5th to look up which contests will appear on your ballot, using your address.

Voter Guide & Sample BallotsVoting PRECINCTS and locations
Voter Information Guide Style 1
This guide has Candidate Statements and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 1

This is a Sample of what the ballot will look like
101, 108, 111 (Rovana, Rocking K, McLaren, Manor Market, Portion of Diaz Lane/Barlow area)
Voter Information Guide Style 2
This guide has Candidate Statements and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 2

This is a Sample of what the ballot will look like
102, 103, 104MB, 109, 110 (Lazy A, Meadowcreek, Highlands, Bishop Airport, Early Pond, Sierra Vista, West Bishop area, portions of Diaz Lane/Barlow area)
Voter Information Guide Style 3
This guide has Candidate Statements, information about Measure P and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 3

This is a Sample of what the ballot will look like
105, 106, 107 (City of Bishop)
Voter Information Guide Style 4
This guide has Candidate Statements and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 4

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112 (Wilkerson area)
Voter Information Guide Style 5
This guide has Candidate Statements and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 5

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113 (Big Pine area)
Voter Information Guide Style 6
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Sample Ballot Style 6

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114MB (Palisades area)
Voter Information Guide Style 7
This guide has Candidate Statements and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 7

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115MB (Aberdeen, Blackrock)
Voter Information Guide Style 8
This guide has Candidate Statements and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 8

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116 (Independence)
Voter Information Guide Style 9
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Sample Ballot Style 9

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117 (Lone Pine)
Voter Information Guide Style 10
This guide has Candidate Statements and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 10

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118MB, 119MB (portion of Lone Pine, Keeler, Darwin, Olancha, Little Lake)
Voter Information Guide Style 11
This guide has Candidate Statements and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 11

This is a Sample of what the ballot will look like
120MB (Trona, Panamint, Death Valley, Shoshone, Tecopa)
Voter Information Guide Style 12
This guide has Candidate Statements and information about how to vote

Sample Ballot Style 12

This is a Sample of what the ballot will look like
121MB (Scotty’s Castle)

Contests that will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot

*indicates an incumbent for that office

United States President & Vice president
Vote for one
party preferenceterm
Donald J. Trump*
Michael R. Pence
Republican4 year term
Gloria La Riva
Sunil Freeman
Peace and Freedom4 year term
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra
Kanye Omari West
American Independent4 year term
Howie Hawkins
Angela Nicole Walker
Green4 year term
Jo Jorgensen
Jeremy “Spike” Cohen
Libertarian4 year term
Joseph R. Biden
Kamala D. Harris
Democratic4 year term
united states represenative
8th district
vote for one
party preferenceterm
Jay ObernolteRepublican2 year term
Chistine BubserDemocratic2 year term
Member of the state assembly
26th district
vote for one
party preferenceterm
Drew PhelpsDemocratic2 year term
Devon Mathis*Republican2 year term
Big Pine unified school district
vote for no more than three
term
Sandy Lund*4 year term
Paul Huette4 year term
Tushar Raman Oza4 year term
Michelle (Shelly) A. Snoderly4 year term
bishop unified school district
vote for no more than 2
term
Steve Elia4 year term
Kathy Zack*4 year term
Meryl Picard4 year term
lone pine unified school district
vote for no more than two
term
Susan Lutze4 year term
Susan K. Patton*4 year term
Leigh Miller*4 year term
county supervisor, 4th district
vote for one
term
Donald Bright4 year term
Jen Roeser4 year term
Bishop City Council
vote for no more than three
term
Jim Ellis*4 year term
Jose S. Garcia4 year term
Chris Costello*4 year term
Karen M. Kong4 year term
bishop city treasurer
vote for one
term
Nick Lara4 year term
big pine fire protection district
vote for no more than three
term
Carol K. Oza4 year term
Jeri Faye Stout*4 year term
Michael Carrington*4 year term
Kerry Koontz*4 year term
lone pine fire protection district
vote for not more than three
term
Ronald E. Bursell*4 year term
Krista L. McKray-Sullivan4 year term
Robert Deforrest*4 year term
Leroy Kritz4 year term
northern inyo healthcare district, zone 1
vote for one
term
Jody Veenker*4 year term
Kyle Wakamiya*4 year term
State propositionsdescription
14AUTHORIZES BONDS TO CONTINUE FUNDING STEM CELL AND OTHER MEDICAL RESEARCH. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Authorizes $5.5 billion in state general obligation bonds to fund grants from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine to educational, non-profit, and private entities for: (1) stem cell and other medical research, therapy development, and therapy delivery; (2) medical training; and (3) construction of research facilities. Dedicates $1.5 billion to fund research and therapy for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, epilepsy, and other brain and central nervous system diseases and conditions. Limits bond issuance to $540 million annually. Appropriates money from General Fund to repay bond debt, but postpones repayment for first five years. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: State costs of $7.8 billion to pay off principal ($5.5 billion) and interest ($2.3 billion) on the bonds. Associated average annual debt payments of about $310 million for 25 years. The costs could be higher or lower than these estimates depending on factors such as the interest rate and the period of time over which the bonds are repaid. The state General Fund would pay most of the costs, with a relatively small amount of interest repaid by bond proceeds. (19-0022A1.)
15
INCREASES FUNDING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES BY CHANGING TAX ASSESSMENT OF COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Increases funding for K-12 public schools, community colleges, and local governments by requiring that commercial and industrial real property be taxed based on current market value. Exempts from this change: residential properties; agricultural properties; and owners of commercial and industrial properties with combined value of $3 million or less. Increased education funding will supplement existing school funding guarantees. Exempts small businesses from personal property tax; for other businesses, exempts $500,000 worth of personal property. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Net increase in annual property tax revenues of $7.5 billion to $12 billion in most years, depending on the strength of real estate markets. After backfilling state income tax losses related to the measure and paying for county administrative costs, the remaining $6.5 billion to $11.5 billion would be allocated to schools (40 percent) and other local governments (60 percent).
16ACA 5 (Resolution Chapter 23), Weber. Government preferences. (PDF)
17ACA 6 (Resolution Chapter 24), McCarty. Elections: disqualification of electors. (PDF)
18ACA 4 (Resolution Chapter 30), Mullin. Elections: voting age. (PDF)
19ACA 11 (Resolution Chapter 31), Mullin. The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act. (PDF)
20RESTRICTS PAROLE FOR NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS. AUTHORIZES FELONY SENTENCES FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES CURRENTLY TREATED ONLY AS MISDEMEANORS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.Imposes restrictions on parole program for non-violent offenders who have completed the full term for their primary offense. Expands list of offenses that disqualify an inmate from this parole program. Changes standards and requirements governing parole decisions under this program. Authorizes felony charges for specified theft crimes currently chargeable only as misdemeanors, including some theft crimes where the value is between $250 and $950. Requires persons convicted of specified misdemeanors to submit to collection of DNA samples for state database. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: Increased state and local correctional costs likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually, primarily related to increases in penalties for certain theft-related crimes and the changes to the nonviolent offender release consideration process. Increased state and local court-related costs of around a few million dollars annually related to processing probation revocations and additional felony theft filings. Increased state and local law enforcement costs not likely to exceed a couple million dollars annually related to collecting and processing DNA samples from additional offenders. (17-0044.)
21EXPANDS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS’ AUTHORITY TO ENACT RENT CONTROL ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Amends state law to allow local governments to establish rent control on residential properties over 15 years old. Allows rent increases on rent-controlled properties of up to 15 percent over three years from previous tenant’s rent above any increase allowed by local ordinance. Exempts individuals who own no more than two homes from new rent-control policies. In accordance with California law, provides that rent-control policies may not violate landlords’ right to a fair financial return on their property. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Potential reduction in state and local revenues of tens of millions of dollars per year in the long term. Depending on actions by local communities, revenue losses could be less or more.
22CHANGES EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION RULES FOR APP-BASED TRANSPORTATION AND DELIVERY DRIVERS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Establishes different criteria for determining whether app-based transportation (rideshare) and delivery drivers are “employees” or “independent contractors.” Independent contractors are not entitled to certain state-law protections afforded employees—including minimum wage, overtime, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. Instead, companies with independent-contractor drivers will be required to provide specified alternative benefits, including: minimum compensation and healthcare subsidies based on engaged driving time, vehicle insurance, safety training, and sexual harassment policies. Restricts local regulation of app-based drivers; criminalizes impersonation of such drivers; requires background checks. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Increase in state personal income tax revenue of an unknown amount.
23AUTHORIZES STATE REGULATION OF KIDNEY DIALYSIS CLINICS. ESTABLISHES MINIMUM STAFFING AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires at least one licensed physician on site during treatment at outpatient kidney dialysis clinics; authorizes Department of Public Health to exempt clinics from this requirement due to shortages of qualified licensed physicians if at least one nurse practitioner or physician assistant is on site. Requires clinics to report dialysis-related infection data to state and federal governments. Requires state approval for clinics to close or reduce services. Prohibits clinics from discriminating against patients based on the source of payment for care. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Increased state and local health care costs, likely in the low tens of millions of dollars annually, resulting from increased dialysis treatment costs.
24AMENDS CONSUMER PRIVACY LAWS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Permits consumers to: (1) prevent businesses from sharing personal information; (2) correct inaccurate personal information; and (3) limit businesses’ use of “sensitive personal information”—such as precise geolocation; race; ethnicity; religion; genetic data; union membership; private communications; and certain sexual orientation, health, and biometric information. Changes criteria for which businesses must comply with these laws. Prohibits businesses’ retention of personal information for longer than reasonably necessary. Triples maximum penalties for violations concerning consumers under age 16. Establishes California Privacy Protection Agency to enforce and implement consumer privacy laws, and impose administrative fines. Requires adoption of substantive regulations. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Increased annual state costs of roughly $10 million for a new state agency to monitor compliance and enforcement of consumer privacy laws. Increased state costs, potentially reaching the low millions of dollars annually, from increased workload to DOJ and the state courts, some or all of which would be offset by penalty revenues. Unknown impact on state and local tax revenues due to economic effects resulting from new requirements on businesses to protect consumer information.
25REFERENDUM TO OVERTURN A 2018 LAW THAT REPLACED MONEY BAIL SYSTEM WITH A SYSTEM BASED ON PUBLIC SAFETY RISK.
If this petition is signed by the required number of registered voters and timely filed, a referendum will be placed on the next statewide ballot requiring a majority of voters to approve a 2018 state law before it can take effect. The 2018 law replaces the money bail system with a system for pretrial release from jail based on a determination of public safety or flight risk, and limits pretrial detention for most misdemeanors
local measuresDescription
District: City of Bishop

Measure P 

Impartial Analysis

Argument FOR Measure P 
BISHOP COMMUNITY SAFETY AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES MEASURE. To provide the City of Bishop with funding to maintain essential services such as police, fire, street maintenance, and parks and recreation, shall an ordinance creating a one-cent transactions (sales) and use tax be adopted, providing approximately $1.8 million annually until repealed by the voters, with all funds locally controlled and independently audited?

Candidates that will be appointed, and serve as if elected

In some elections, when the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of availible seats, those candidates will be appointed and serve as if elected. The following list of candidates will be appointed, and not appear on an Inyo County ballot.

Inyo County board of education, Area 1
vote for one
term
Joe Profita*2 year term
inyo county board of education, area 2
vote for one
term
David Hefner*4 year term
inyo county board of education, area 4
vote for one
term
Mary Kemp*4 year term
death valley unified school district
vote for no more than two
term
Crystal Joyce Aldrich*4 year term
Joyce Owen4 year term
owens valley school district
vote for no more than two
term
Steven E. Pischel*4 year term
Emily N. Faircloth4 year term
Round valley joint elementary school district
vote for one
Term
Andrea Johle*4 year term
trona unified school district
vote for no more than two
term
Sandra Kay Sprouse*4 year term
Samantha Kaye Maclean*4 year term
big pine community services district
vote for no more than three
term
Walter D. Sharer*4 year term
Gary James Doyle*4 year term
darwin commuity services district
vote for no more than two
term
David Lesty*2 year term
Samuel Rosan*2 year term
darwin community services district
vote for no more than two
term
Tam McPartland*4 year term
Kathy David*4 year term
east Independence sanitary district
vote for one
term
No one filed2 year term
east independence sanitary district
vote for no more than three
term
Crraig Leck4 year term
eastern sierra community services district
vote for no more than two
term
Russell L. Adams*4 year term
Ronald Stone*4 year term
Independence community services district
vote for no more than 2
term
No one filed2 year term
independence community services district
vote for no more than three
term
No one filed4 year term
indian creek-westridge community services district
vote for no more than three
term
Luis Elias*4 year term
David R. Mappus*4 year term
Casey Dean*4 year term
keeler community services district
vote for no more than two
term
Noah Bricker*2 year term
Dan Dickman*2 year term
keeler community services district
vote for no more than two
term
Sharon Cummings*4 year term
Lone pine community services district
vote for no more than three
term
Doris Brackney*4 year term
Brian R. Avery*4 year term
Joyce Jeanette Spearman*4 year term
mesa community services district
vote for no more than two
term
No one filed2 year term
mesa community services district
vote for no more than two
term
No one filed4 year term
olancha community services district
vote for no more than three
term
No one filed4 year term
sierra highlands community services district
vote for no more than three
term
John Beischel*4 year term
James E. Langley*4 year term
Bruce Kingsbury*4 year term
sierra north community services district
vote for no more than three
term
Sagette Gilbert*2 year term
Ryan Naranjo*2 year term
sierra north community services district
vote for no more than two
term
Linda Baptie*4 year term
Charles Phinizy*4 year term
starlite community services district
vote for one
term
No one filed2 year term
starlite community services district
vote for no more than three
term
Linda Emerson*4 year term
Catherine Sanchez-Strand*4 year term
Karen Nelson*4 year term
big pine fire protection district
vote for one
term
Peter Schlieker*2 year term
independence fire protection district
vote for one
term
Alan Broch*4 year term
southern inyo fire protection district
vote for no more than two
term
Robert Barbee2 year term
Christine M. Horne2 year term
southern inyo fire protection district
vote for no more than three
term
Gary Barkely*4 year term
Jon Zellhoefer*4 year term
D. Paul Carter*4 year term
northern inyo healthcare district, zone 4
vote for one
term
Mary Mae Kilpatrick*4 year term
northern inyo healthcare district, zone 5
vote for one
term
Topah Spoonhunter*2 year term
southern inyo healthcare district
vote for one
term
Bruce Branson*2 year term
southern inyo healthcare district
vote for no more than three
term
Mark Lacey*4 year term
Charles Carson*4 year term
Carma Roper*4 year term
inyo-mono resource conservation district
vote for no more than two
term
No one filed4 year term