Here’s everything you need to know for the June 7 election in Santa Barbara County.
Vote by Mail (VBM)
Be sure to sign the return envelope. Your signature must appear similar to the original signature on your voter registration form. A Vote-by-Mail ballot without your signature will not be counted. Your Vote-by-Mail ballot can be returned by mail, dropped off at any polling place, or deposited in a ballot drop off box. Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot by June 7. Click here for more on VBM.
Every voter registered to vote by mail will be mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot by May 9, 2022.
Ballot Drop Off Box (24 hours)
Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot at a ballot drop off box at any time before June 7, 8:00 PM. Click here for a list of ballot drop box locations.
Vote In Person
No form of ID is needed to cast your vote in person. You are not required to bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot to your polling location if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, but it is highly encouraged. Click here for a list of polling places.
The Registrar of Voters office provides the Voter Information Guide in an accessible format on the Voter Profile page. For accessibility questions, call (805) 568-2200 or visit https://www.countyofsb.org/1150/Introduction-to-the-Remote-Accessible-Vo
There are two circumstances in which you have a right to cast a provisional ballot in an election in California. First, if you believe you are registered to vote, but your name does not appear on the voter list at a polling location, you can vote provisionally. Second, if you voted by mail, but the county does not have a record of receiving your vote-by-mail ballot, you can vote provisionally.
Any eligible voter, including those displaced by wildfires, can cast a provisional ballot at any polling location in the county, and that ballot will be placed in a special provisional envelope before being put in the ballot box. Only the races you are eligible to vote in will be counted. A provisional ballot will be counted after county election officials confirm that you are registered to vote and have not already cast a ballot in this election.
Any voter who votes provisionally has a right to know whether their provisional ballot was counted. Click here to find the status of your provisional ballot.
Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Location: 4440-A Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Phone Number: 800-722-8683
Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Email: https://www.countyofsb.org/2808/Elections
County Website: https://countyofsb.org/care/elections/home.sbc
Check Your Registration: https://couragecaliforniainstitute.org/voter-tools/ Track Your Ballot: https://couragecaliforniainstitute.org/#track