Joseph Biden is the President-Elect of the United States of America! Inauguration Day January 20, 2021. Click image for Final Certified Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020.


Joseph Biden has received 306 Electoral College votes, exceeding the required 270 votes to win the Presidency of the United States of America contest, with Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris, as of November 7, 2020!!  Inauguration will be on January 20, 2021.

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1  –  SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – November 3, 2020 election CERTIFIED RESULTS  for votes cast: 

 2 –  CALIFORNIA – November 3, 2020 election CERTIFIED SUMMARY RESULTS  for votes cast in all 58 counties:

Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State Certification:
Votes for President BY COUNTY:
Full information on November 3, 2020 election:


Media reports of ballots cast in the United States Presidential race:;_ylt=AwrWmjXKPKNfcSwA4wgPxQt.;_ylu=Y29sbwNncTEEcG9zAzIEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Nj?p=Democratic+party+election+results&fr=yhs-Lkry-SF1&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Aw%2Cm%3Anewsdd_sna_t%2Cct%3Avm-vmonly&hspart=Lkry&hsimp=yhs-SF1


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Remembrance of Loved Ones Lost to COVID 19, and Heartfelt Gratitude to all of the healthcare and other essential workers who have courageously risked their own health and safety during this pandemic.  We are all forever in your debt.


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Candlelight vigil in Santa Maria, Sunday, 9/20/2020. CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW FULL POST.

Sunday, September 20, 2020:
Please attend a silent candlelight vigil this evening in Santa Maria, 6-7 p.m. at the Lewellen Justice Center, corner of S. Miller and E. Cook St. (masks and social distancing requested) to pay respects to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a leading liberal voice on the court who championed civil rights and became an icon. Justice Bader Ginsberg, born in 1933, died Friday, September 18, 2020, at 87.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unrelenting trailblazer for gender equality was the second-ever woman appointed to the high court.
The justice died at home in Washington, DC, surrounded by family, from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court announced.  Ginsburg revealed in July that she was undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. She had been previously treated for the disease four times.

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Joe Biden Accepts the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden and U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate for Vice President Kamala Harris celebrate outside the Chase Center after Joe Biden accepted the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden addressed his fellow Democrats and millions of Americans at home who he hopes will send him to the White House to replace Trump – though his triumphant moment was drained of immediate drama by the coronavirus pandemic, which left him speaking to a nearly empty arena rather than a joyously cheering crowd.

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris 2020!!


Statement from Joe Biden,  August 11, 2020:

You make a lot of important decisions as president. But the first one is who you select to be your Vice President. I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021.

These aren’t normal times. For the first time in our history, we’re facing three historic crises — all at the same time. We’re facing the worst pandemic in 100 years. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The most powerful calls for racial justice in a generation. And we have a president who has both failed to lead on the virus — costing lives and decimating our economy — and fanned the flames of hate and division.

I need someone working alongside me who is smart, tough, and ready to lead. Kamala is that person.

I need someone who understands the pain that so many people in our nation are suffering. Whether they’ve lost their job, their business, a loved one to this virus. This president says he “doesn’t want to be distracted by it”. He doesn’t understand that taking care of the people of this nation — all the people — isn’t a distraction — it’s the job. Kamala understands that.

I need someone who understands that we are in a battle for the soul of this nation. And that if we’re going to get through these crises — we need to come together and unite for a better America.  Kamala gets that.


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Welcome to the DCSMV Website


We hope you will find our multilingual website informational and interesting.  We strive to provide educational tools to help voters make good, informed decisions, and to become active  Democrats.  Scroll down for step-by-step tips on how to get the most out of our site.

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VOLUNTEER!  Reach out to local voters with information on elections and our endorsed and elected Democrats!  We have outreach programs all year.  Meet and greet other members of our local community.  Provide useful voting information and guidance pertaining to the things that matter to our lives.  Contact North County Field Organizer, Jovany Medina at  


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– Click on the “Tabs”  across the top to read areas of interest, or use the search bar with “keywords”, or use the “Menu” bars (on cell phones)  at the top for a list of website content.

 There are also items of interest along the right side of the “Home” page (available if using a tablet or desktop computer. If using a cell phone, scroll down at the end of this post).

Voters can register and change information on this link    A Registration and Voting Guide    also found on the Home page tab,  and join   JOIN DCSMV  or donate   DONATE TO DCSMV     to our club using secure ActBlue with your credit card.     

Do you know who our representatives are?  For a list and contact information for federal,  state,  county and local elected officials , CLICK HERE

 The calendar of all of our monthly club meetings are also listed along with our contact information on the Tab “About Us”.   Join us and meet our members.   With health and safety exceptions, when meetings will be conducted for members only on ZOOM, meetings are conducted at the IHOP Restaurant in Santa Maria the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm, speaker at 7:00 pm.   The public is always welcome to hear what our informative guest speakers have to say,  and enjoy other planned programs.   We’re all in this together!  Join us and be part of the progressive support system for our community.

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Direct links to Register to Vote:

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Santa Barbara County site  Register to vote here

(Note:  The Santa Maria Elections Office at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway has limited hours during off election years.  Call 1-800-722-8683 for details or to speak to an election’s office  assistant.  The County Recorder’s Office in the same building can accept registration forms and answer some election questions.)

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Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month, 7 pm – 8:45 pm.
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City of Santa Maria Voting Districts


Santa Barbara County Districts have been redrawn as of December 2021.  There are graphics of the maps for the boundaries for all 5 Districts.  Santa Maria and Orcutt are in District 4 and 5.  MAPS ARE ON PAGE 15-22 of the document link:

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George Floyd Solidarity Rally held, June 4, 2020

Santa Maria, June 4, 2020. George Floyd Memorial and Solidarity Rally was a peaceful but somber rally held Thursday in Santa Maria. A day of anger and sorrow for Black lives lost to police brutality was first and foremost in focus. There was recognition and condemnation by speakers of systemic racism that has allowed minority injustices. There was also high energy among the protesters that comes with persistence of purpose to demand change. They stressed the importance of holding leaders accountable, and to meet the challenge in our personal lives to recognize and confront racism.

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2020 California Election Calendar and election results

Primary Election Results ongoing preliminary updates website:

FINAL Santa Barbara County results will be available after all Provisional ballots have been counted by April 3, 2020.

Final statewide results will be available April 3rd after all 58 counties report to the state.  Check here for ongoing CA State results:

If you want to watch our democracy at work, visit the Santa Barbara Elections Office during the ballot counting process.  Anyone can take a tour of the various rooms and observe the actual processes that ensure our ballots are handled with the utmost care.  

The elections office is open during the counting period Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm (closed 1/2 hour for lunch around noon) until the final ballots have been counted and reported to the state.  This year the deadline to report to the state is the first week of April, and the FINAL RESULTS will be available to the public on Friday, April 3, 2020. 

There isn’t a requirement to call ahead of time to take the tour, but it is advisable.  The number is 1-800-722-8683 ext 7, or 805-568-2200.   

The address is 4440-A Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.


Register for the November 3,   2020 General Election.

2020 GENERAL ELECTION, Tuesday, November 3, 2020:

 First Day Vote-By-Mail Ballots will be mailed

      Monday, October 5, 2020

 Close of Registration *

    Monday, October 19, 2020



 A Registration and Voting Guide:  CLICK HERE

* You can “Conditionally” register and vote at the county elections office after the deadline.  Call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7 to speak to a person, or visit the website:




YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND VOTE  AFTER THE FEBRUARY 18 DEADLINE!! “Provisional ballots” for eligible voters to register or re-register after the deadline, up to and including March 3rd, call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7 to speak to a person, M – F,  8 am – 5 pm (closed noon- 1 pm) or click here for information:

California Information on “How to Vote for President”    

VOTE MARCH 3, 2020

2020 PRIMARY ELECTION, Tuesday, March 3, 2020: 

Voter  Information Guides”  mailed on Jan 23 – Feb 11, 2020)

–  First Day Vote-By-Mail Ballots will be mailed 

       Monday, February 3, 2020

–  Close of Registration *

       NOTE:  Due to the holiday 

       Monday,  February 17, 2020 deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 18, 2020.

      After the February 18 deadline,  eligible voters can still  vote with a “ Provisional” ballot which may be obtained at the Elections Office or on March 3 at the Polls.  Call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7 to speak to a person.      



2020 GENERAL ELECTION, Tuesday, November 3, 2020:

 First Day Vote-By-Mail Ballots will be mailed

      Monday, October 5, 2020

 Close of Registration *

    Monday, October 19, 2020



 A Registration and Voting Guide:  CLICK HERE

* You can “Conditionally” register and vote at the county elections office after the deadline.  Call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7 to speak to a person, or visit the website:

For additional voting information:

2020 Election Information

  For more detailed candidate information and ballot names released by the Election Board of  Santa Barbara County, click here:

Democratic and (D) Endorsed candidates who will be on the 2020 March Primary ballot:

1   –  U. S. House of Representatives, 24th District

                Incumbent (D) Salud Carbajal

2   – CA State Senate, 19th District,

                (D)  Monique Limon  (Monique Limon Announcement State Senate )

                 (Note: Incumbent (D) Hannah-Beth Jackson – Term limit – cannot run)

3   – CA State Assembly, 35th District

               (D) Dawn Addis  ( Dawn Addis Announces run for State Assembly) 

4   – Santa Barbara County Supervisors (2 out of 5 Supervisor seats in 2020):

              4a   Incumbent Joan Hartmann, Santa Barbara County, Supervisor, 3rd District


              4b   Open seat,  Santa Barbara County Supervisor, 4th District  (No Democrat on the ballot)

Not on the ballot until November 2020 election:

5   –  City Council of Santa Maria (* 2 out of 4 Council member seats, and 1 Mayor up for election in Nov.  2020):

    5a    Residents living in District 1 (northwest) will elect 1 City Council member (

             (Osvaldo Sotelo announced his candidacy January 14, 2020)

    5b   Residents living in District 2 (northeast) will elect 1 City Council member (To be announced)

   5c    All voters citywide (all 4 districts) will decide the Mayor’s position. (To be announced)

* SM City Council held currently with terms ending in 2020:   Mayor, Alice Patino,  Council members Michael Moats and  Mike Corder (None D Endorsed)

Find your Santa Maria City District:  CLICK HERE


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Women’s March SMV, Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10 am – 2 pm. Kids welcome!

THE DCSMV WILL HAVE A TABLE with registration forms, brochures for our ballot’s March 3, 2020 Primary election, and visits from some of the candidates!!!  Be sure to attend, tell your friends 

Mark your calendars for the Women’s March SMV 2020 on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  The event will be held at the Minami Park on W. Enos Dr., SM, 93458.  Speeches at 10 a.m., march 11 a.m.-2 p.m. around the blocks from W. Enos to S. Broadway to W. Stowell to S. Depot and back to W. Enos.    Speakers, food, and the Santa Maria High School Band will make this important event enjoyable and interesting for all participants wanting to be part of this annual Santa Maria community shared action of fellowship and solidarity.

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Democratic Presidential candidate debate Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Six Democratic Presidential candidates will take the stage January 14, 2020 at 6 pm PT in Des Moines, Iowa

CLICK HERE for information and to watch the January 14, 2020 Democratic Presidential debates

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 2020 is an election year.  Remember to register to vote and/or

update registration information:


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House Impeached President Trump, December 18, 2019

The record will be available for future generations to understand why impeachment was necessary as the only remedy possible to hold a corrupt president accountable under our Constitution, and one step towards preserving our democracy for them.

“Whether Donald Trump leaves in one month, one year or five years, this impeachment is permanent,” Rep Ted Lieu, D-Calif said. “It will follow him around for the rest of his life and history books will record it. People will know why we impeached.”

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Watch the full video of the December 19, 2019 Democratic Presidential debate.

The next debate will be on Jan. 14, 2020 – CNN/Des Moines Register Democratic Debate (7th Debate)


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The chamber voted on October 31, 2019, to approve procedures related to the impeachment inquiry into President Trump

“What is at stake in all of this? It’s nothing less than our democracy,” Nancy Pelosi. 

News of a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump had pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate the Biden family, and military aid was being withheld from Ukraine unless the president of Ukraine cooperated, broke in September 2019, that led Pelosi to end the ambiguity about whether to proceed with impeachment steps. The speaker announced on September 24 that “the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.” Since September, over a dozen witnesses have corroborated the whistleblower’s account of events.  

Activists and voters in the party have been demanding Trump’s impeachment for some time now for a variety of reasons: from bigotry to financial corruption to his general conduct in office.

This vote can be read as a sign that Democrats are ready to move to a new phase of the inquiry: They’re winding down the closed-door depositions they’ve held in recent weeks and moving instead to hearings that will take place in public.

The resolution also makes clear who will take the lead in this phase: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee and an ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Read the full Resolution:   Resolution by the House

Speech by Nancy Pelosi October 31, 2019

What House Democrats’ impeachment procedures resolution actually does

Democrats’ resolution is not a resolution to start an impeachment inquiry; the party’s position is that they’ve been conducting one for some time already. Instead, the resolution is framed as one “directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations” as part of an “existing House of Representative inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist” for the impeachment of President Trump. That is: The inquiry already existed and will continue.

The resolution does, however, lay out some specifics about how things will work going forward.

   FIRST, it says that open hearings will be held and, interestingly, the committee that will hold those hearings is the House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Schiff. That makes sense, because the whistleblower complaint made its way to Schiff in the first place (his committee oversees the intelligence community). And it’s Schiff’s committee that has been holding closed-door depositions of Trump administration officials for the past month (though members of two other committees, Foreign Relations and Oversight, have also been invited to take part).

  SECOND, the resolution gives some details on how those hearings will be conducted. The interesting part here is that Schiff (and the intelligence committee’s ranking member Devin Nunes) will each get to question witnesses at the beginning for longer than the traditional five minutes — up to 90 minutes in total. They can also designate staff members to do this questioning. This is not typically how congressional hearings are conducted but it would allow witnesses to be questioned for lengthier periods by skilled attorneys (rather than bloviating politicians).

  THIRD, the resolution says that Nunes can ask for his own witnesses to be invited or subpoenaed to testify, but there’s a catch. Nunes must give “a detailed written justification of the relevance” of each witness’s testimony and either Schiff or a majority vote on the committee would have to approve it. This is an effort to prevent Republicans from playing political games by demanding that irrelevant witnesses appear.

 FINALLY, the resolution makes clear how this phase of the impeachment inquiry will end: After Schiff has held public hearings, he will write a report laying out his findings and recommendations. That’s when the handoff to Nadler’s Judiciary Committee will occur. The Judiciary Committee will review the report and draft impeachment articles if they deem that necessary (which they almost surely will).

What happens next

Summing up, now that this resolution has been approved by the House, this is how the impeachment inquiry will proceed going forward:

  • Schiff’s Intelligence Committee will hold public hearings and eventually write a report.
  • Nadler’s Judiciary Committee will then review that report and likely draft and vote on articles of impeachment for Trump.
  • Any articles of impeachment improved by the Judiciary Committee would then go before the full House for the actual vote on whether Trump would be impeached.
  • If Trump is impeached by the House then the Senate would hold a trial to determine whether to remove him from office.

It isn’t clear how long each of these phases will last. Democrats had at one point hoped to hold their final votes on whether to impeach Trump before Thanksgiving, but that timeline has slipped. For now, they still appear to be aiming to wrap things up in the House before the end of the year.

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SAVE OUR PLANET! Santa Maria Valley Global Climate demonstration, 110 E. Cook St, 93454.

Santa Maria students and supportive adults rallied and marched down S. Broadway on Friday, September 27th along with millions of other demonstrators around the world last week to demand action, not resistance, by lawmakers to address the dangerous levels of greenhouse gases that are contributing to climate change.  With bilingual interpretation, speakers included several members of the community, students, renowned scientist James Lawrence Powell,  Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann, and staff member Wendy Motta from Congressman Salud Carbajal’s office.  Local concerns about drilling in Cat Canyon over Santa Maria’s water aquifers, and the lack of renewable energy were among the issues discussed.  Students vowed to continue the pressure on lawmakers to act or face electoral consequences in 2020.  

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Speakers and then a march.  Concerned residents of Santa Maria Valley are asking elected representatives to stop fossil fuel development, especially in Cat Canyon where drilling could affect the water supply for over 200,000 residents, and to incentivize industry to develop renewable energy.

 Over 800 U. S. cities, including several cities in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County, and 3500 cities internationally, are participating in demonstrations to demand that laws be enacted to immediately prioritize and address global warming.

Climate change is the biggest threat to the safety of our food, water, and communities. We deserve climate legislation that puts an end to fossil fuel destruction. It’s time for our lawmakers to give us a Real Green New Deal. Climate legislation needs to include an immediate fossil fuel phase-out, a halt to leading of federal lands for fossil fuel production, and an end to the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.Speakers

Please join the Food and Water Watch grassroots demonstration in Santa Maria on Friday, September 27th, 6 pm-7:30 pm, in front of the Santa Maria City Hall at 110 E. Cook St, 93454. 

Bring your ideas and join the movement to SAVE OUR PLANET!!

Speakers 6 pm – 6:30pm, then a  march along S. Broadway to Main Street.

Speakers: James Lawrence Powell, renowned scientist and author


                    Joan Hartmann, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, 3rd District


                    Wendy Motta, staff member office of Salud Carbajal, U.S.

                   Congressman, 24th District



What is the NEW GREEN DEAL?


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