Is your name, address, and political party preference up to date? It is a requirement to re-register if any of these things have changed since you last voted. Registration can be done at any time as long as it is several days (15) prior to an election. Eligible 16 and 17 year olds can register to vote and can vote in an election if they are 18 years old on election day.
VOTE BY MAIL ! ! You have the option to have your ballot mailed to you prior to an election. Just fill out the ballot and drop it in the mail. It’s never been easier to register and vote.
California voters can register online:
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE:
SANTA MARIA CONTACT:
511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 134.
UPDATE: As of Saturday, October 10th, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law measures which will eventually make voter registration automatic for ALL California citizens who get or renew a California drivers license. The bill was a priority of newly elected Secretary of State Alex Padilla.