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General Municipal Election

November 3, 2015

For voter registration information, please contact:
Santa Barbara Registrar of Voters. 

(805) 568-2200 (County Elections Division)

For online voter registration please use this link.

To pick up a paper voter registration application, visit the City Clerk's office, county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, or U.S. post office. It is important that your voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to your county elections office at least 15 days before the election.

General Municipal Elections are held in November of odd-numbered years and are administered by the City Clerk's Office. For further information, please call (805) 564-5309, visit the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall at 735 Anacapa Street. For past years information, please refer to the Past Elections link.

Voter Links 2015

2015 Precinct Map   Sample Ballots/Voter Information Pamphlet
Voting District Map:
adopted March 30, 2015
City Street District Boundary Descriptions - All Districts
SB City Vote en Espanól Candidates’ Campaign Finance Disclosure
Voting District Look-up Final List of Candidates - By District

Vote-by-Mail Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

New in 2015– the City’s general municipal election will be by-district, rather than at-large. Only voters who live in Districts 1, 2 and 3 will be receiving ballots for the City Council race. Voters who live in the designated districts will be mailed a ballot with prepaid postage on the return envelope.
Four drop-off centers will be located throughout the City, allowing voters the option to vote in person. Drop-off center locations are listed below.

Important Election Dates

July 13, 2015
Nomination Period begins (where potential candidates can pull papers to run for City Council).
August 7, 2015
Nomination Period ends.
October 5, 2015 - Ballots mailed to registered voters in Districts 1, 2 and 3. October 19, 2015 - Deadline to register to vote for the November 3 election.

November 3, 2015 - Election day!
Ballots must be postmarked by this date.

Please note:  A new California law went into effect this year that requires the City to accept ballots that are postmarked on Election Day.  Final election results won't be tabulated until Monday, November 9, in order to include those ballots that were postmarked on Election Day, but received after Election Day.  Ballots that were received up to 8:00 p.m. on November 3rd will be counted on Election Night at City Hall in the Council Chambers.

What's on the Ballot? 

District 1 - Sample Ballot District 2 - Sample Ballot District 3 - Sample Ballot

City Councilmember District Map Links for Districts 1, 2 and 3.

District 1 Map District 2 Map District 3 Map

Drop-Off Center Hours for City Hall and Election Day Centers:

Vote-by-mail ballots can be dropped off in the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours prior to the Drop-Off Center dates.

Tuesday, October 27 - Friday, October 30
Monday, November 2
during regular City Hall business hours,
Saturday, October 31:
2015, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Election Day
Tuesday, November 3: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All other Drop-Off Center Locations will be open on
Election Day, Tuesday, November 3:
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Vote-by-mail ballots can be dropped off in the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours prior to the Drop-Off Center dates.

Drop-Off Center Locations

City of Santa Barbara, City Hall – Lobby
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
District 1: Franklin Neighborhood Center
1136 E. Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
District 2: Holy Cross Catholic Church
1740 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
District 3: Calvary Baptist Church, Sizer Hall
736 W. Islay Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Notice of Election  Notice of Nominees
 Notice of Vote By Mail Ballot Processing and Canvassing    Notice of Central Counting Places  
Notice of Drop-Off Centers  Notice of Drop-Off Centers & Boardmembers  
Notice of Manual Tally  

Contact and Election Information

City Clerk's Office
735 Anacapa Street, Post Office Box 1990
Santa Barbara, California 93102-1990
(805) 564-5309,
(805) 897-2623 Fax
The City Clerk's Office is open daily from Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
City Hall is closed every other Friday.

Media Releases

What Do Your Candidates Have to Say?

Vote By Mail Packets Mailed to District 1, 2 and 3 Registered Voters

Have You Registered to Vote? - Voter Registration Deadline 2015

7 Days Remaining Until Election Day

Vote Santa Barbara 2015
I Voted by Mail!


Last Updated: Nov 9, 2015