Voter registration information
SIGN UP TO VOTE BY MAIL WHEN YOU REGISTER OR UPDATE YOUR VOTING INFORMATION! ! You have the option to have your ballot mailed to you prior to an election. NO STAMP NEEDED TO RETURN YOUR BALLOT BY MAIL. Just fill out the ballot, sign the envelope, and mail, or drop in the 24 hour drop box in the parking lot of the Elections Office at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 134, Santa Maria, 93454.
It’s never been easier to register and vote.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE
If already registered, sign up to vote by mail:
REGISTERED VOTERS SIGN UP TO VOTE BY MAIL HERE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE (Bilingual):
SANTA MARIA CONTACT:
511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 134, 93454
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.
IMPORTANT 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.
ALL voters registered in California are eligible to vote in ALL statewide and national elections. NO photo ID is required. There are elections every two years, and sometimes in off years. THIS DATE IS SET BY LAW AS THE 1st TUESDAY AFTER THE FIRST MONDAY IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. IT MAY NOT BE CHANGED. Polls in California open at 7AM and close at 8PM on election day.
IF when you registered to vote, you initialed the “Vote By Mail” option on your registration form, you will receive your ballot approximately 29 days prior to the election. To Vote, follow the instructions on the ballot.
IF you have not received your ballot by 20 days before the election contact your County Clerk’s office and explain the problem.
IF you prefer to vote at your polling place and you have received a “Vote by Mail” ballot, then take that ballot to the Polling place and request a new ballot.
In any event you may cast a ballot at your polling place on Election Day regardless of any other action you may have taken. It will be a provisional ballot and will be counted last and only IF you have not voted elsewhere or elsewhen in this election. (This is NOT an invitation to cheat and be advised that there are serious consequences for voter fraud – but then we are all growing older and with our youth sometimes goes our memory).
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