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Government, Elections, & Taxes

Election Voter Information

California Online Voter Registration: Register to vote in California or learn more about voting in California.

California Voter Foundation: Voting information, election results, and district maps.

League of Women CAVotes: A non-partisan voter information guide for California.

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.


Internet Resources

American FactFinder - Population, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

California County, Legislative District, and Region Data Profiles - Quick facts on the state of local economies, with information on unemployment, labor force participation, industrial categories, and basic demographics. From the California Center for Jobs & the Economy.

California Legislative Information - A directory to State bills and codes in California.

California State Geoportal - A visualization portal to location-based data in California.  

CIA World Factbook - Information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. - Data, tools, and resources with open data from the United States government to conduct research, develop web and mobile application, design data visualizations, and more. 

DMV Permit Practice Tests: Free permit practice tests written by experts, and online copies of official state study guides.

Social Security Express: Quick access to services from the Social Security Administration, like applying for a replacement social security or Medicare card, applying for retirement benefits, and more. 

State & Local Government on the Net: Official state, county, and city government websites.

THOMAS: Federal legislative information from the Library of Congress.

United Nations Research Guides: U.N. documents and publications organized by subject from the Dag Hammarskjöld library. Official information and services from the U.S. government.


Santa Barbara Community Resources

Santa Barbara County Clerk, Recorder, & Assessor: Local elections information and links.


Tax Forms

The Library does not have printed copies of federal or state income tax forms and information, nor does Library staff provide tax preparation advice. Forms, instructions, and information can be obtained from sources listed below.

AARP Tax Assistance: Assistance in preparing basic tax forms from February 1 – April 15 annually.

California State Tax Forms
IRS Tax Forms

IRS Routine Form Requests: How to request forms, returns, and court opinions. 
State Tax Forms: Links to forms for all 50 states.

Santa Barbara Tax Office: 1332 Anacapa St. 93101

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (United Way): A free tax preparation service for individuals and families in Santa Barbara County. Criteria and the locations and schedule can be found hereHaga clic aquí para ver el horario


Last Updated: Feb 12, 2020
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