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General and Special Municipal Election

November 5, 2019

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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, or 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 2019   
SB City Vote en Espanól
Election Night Tally Plans
Voting District Look-up City Street District Boundary Descriptions - All Districts
2019 Precinct Map
Candidates' Campaign Finance Disclosure
Register to Vote
Final List of Candidates - By District
Forgot to Sign Your Ballot? Complete this form
Mismatched Signatures? Complete this form
Vote-by-Mail Election - Tuesday, November 5, 2019
2019 - Voters who live in Districts 1 and 2 will be receiving election ballots for the City’s General Municipal Election. All voters who live in the designated districts will be mailed a ballot with prepaid postage on the return envelope.
Three 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 15, 2019
Nomination Period begins (where potential candidates can pull papers to run for City Council).
August 9, 2019
Nomination Period ends.
October 7, 2019
Ballots mailed to City registered voters
October 21, 2019 - Deadline to register to vote for the November 5 election.

November 5, 2019 - Election day!
Ballots must:

  • Have a postmark date of November 5, 2019; AND
  • Be received on or before November 8, 2019.
Candidate and Committees Election Information


The Public Access Portal contains financial information provided by candidates and committees. It can answer questions about who is contributing money, who is receiving money, and how it is being spent.

Use the Public Access Portal to research campaign contributions and expenditures, review campaign statements filed by candidates and committees, or examine a committee's filing history by election.
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The Filer Access Portal is a web-based, data entry filing system that allows candidates and campaign committees to submit disclosure reports mandated by California's Political Reform Act to the Electronic Filing System free of charge.

Use the Filer Access Portal to create electronic campaign statements. Before you begin you must have received your Electronic Filing System filer identification number and password. To get a filer identification number and password for your committee, call the City of Santa Barbara, City Clerk's Office at (805) 564-5309.
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What's on the Ballot?
District 1 - Sample Ballot
District 2 - Sample Ballot
District Map Links
District 1 Map
District 2 Map
District 3 Map
District 4 Map
District 5 Map
District 6 Map
Interactive District Map
Drop-Off Center Hours   

City Clerk's Office Regular Business Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed every other Friday
(See below for special election hours)

Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Election Day
Tuesday, November 5: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All other Drop-Off Center Locations will be open on
Election Day, Tuesday, November 5:
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 Hall – Lobby
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Franklin Neighborhood Center
1136 E. Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Holy Cross Church
1740 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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 & Board members
Notice of Manual Tally and Selection of the Precincts to be Tallied
Notice of Not More than One Candidate in Districts 3 and 6
Contact Information
City Clerk's Office
City Hall
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 564-5309
Fax: (805) 897-2623
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.

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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2020
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