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Election & Voter Information

Important Dates

Monday, October 5, 2020 First Day Ballots will be Mailed
Monday, October 19, 2020 Last Day to Register Online or By Mail
October 20, 2020 – November 3, 2020 Conditional Voter Registration
Saturday, October 31, 2020 First Day to Vote In-Person at the Polls
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Last Day to Vote In-Person at the Polls

Election Information

Includes information on:
  • Important Dates
  • Conditional Voter Registration Locations
  • Local Measures
  • List of Polling Places
  • Ballot Drop Box Locations


Note: Every registered voter in California will receive a ballot in the mail for the upcoming election. If you are not currently registered to vote by mail you DO NOT need to complete an application to receive your ballot by mail, it will automatically be sent.

Voting By Mail

  • A mail-in ballot, instructions, and "I Voted" sticker will be mailed to all registered voters starting Oct. 5. If you haven't received yours by October 19, call the Registrar of Voters at (800) 722-8683 or (800) SBC-VOTE.
  • Make voting decisions and mark your ballot comfortably at home.
  • Be sure to sign it, date it.
  • Seal your completed ballot in your postage paid envelope. Return it by mail or ballot drop box promptly so it is received well before Election Day. Your signature is required for your ballot to count! Sign your name like it appears on your driver's license or ID card.

Election Myths Busted

Questions or heard things that you aren't sure of? This page can help  clarify some of the misconceptions about voting and the election.

Example: Vote-by-mail ballots are thrown out if they arrive after Election Day. 
FALSE: County elections officials will process and count all valid vote-by-mail ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day and arrive no later than 17 days after the election.

Santa Barbara County Clerk Elections Division

Want more information on voting? Visit the County Clerk's website.

Voter Information Guides

  • Easy Voter Guide - A non-partisan voter information guide from the League of Women Voters for California, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean.
  • Voter’s Edge - A non-partisan voter information guide of ballot measures, candidates, and polling locations. 


Last Updated: Oct 22, 2020
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