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Election & Voter Information

Important Dates

Monday, October 5, 2020 First Day Ballots will be Mailed
Monday, October 19, 2020 Close of Registration 
October 20, 2020 – November 3, 2020 Conditional Voter Registration
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Election Day

These are paid positions. Requirements to be a poll worker:
  • Be at least 16 years old on Election Day and a United States citizen or legal permanent resident (Student poll workers encouraged!)
  • Available to work on Election Day and/or at least one of the three days prior to Election Day
  • Available to attend mandatory training

Register to vote!

Check Your Registration Status

  • Check if you are registered to vote.
  • Check where you are registered to vote.
  • Check your political party preference.
  • Check your language preference for election materials.
  • Check the status of your vote-by-mail or provisional ballot.

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.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2020
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