28 Days until the General Election on November 3 Ballot Drop Box Location

Oct 07, 2020
28 Days until the General Election on November 3  Ballot Drop Box Location

Preparing to Vote Can Simplify the Process

28 Days until the Presidential General Election on November 3

Ballot Drop Box Location List Enclosed

 

(Oct. 6, 2020) Voting in the Presidential Election in November may look a little different than in previous elections due to the pandemic. Being an informed, prepared voter can help make the process simple.

Ballots were mailed to all voters in Santa Barbara County on September 28. If a voter does not receive their ballot by Friday, October 9, they should contact the Registrar of Voters office at (800) 722-8683 or 800-SBC-VOTE.

The process of voting the ballot is simple, safe and secure since a voter can make voting decisions and mark the ballot comfortably at home. The ballot is then signed and sealed in the postage paid envelope, and can be dropped in the mail or returned to one of 30 ballot drop boxes located throughout the county and listed below.  

If the ballot is placed in the mail, the U.S. Post Office suggests doing so by October 27 in order for it to be postmarked by November 3, Election Day, in order to be counted.

For those who prefer in-person voting or for additional services including language assistance or a replacement ballot, 35 polling places will be open Saturday, October 31 through Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.  Facial coverings are required, and there may be a socially distanced waiting line. A list of all polling places are in the County Voter Information Guide and on the website at sbcvote.com. .

To register to vote, forms are available online at sbcvote.com or RegisterToVote.ca.gov and paper applications can be found at most US Post Offices, Registrar of Voters Offices or the Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

The three election offices in the county listed below are now open for voting, voter registration and voter questions through Election Day, November 3.

 

Santa Barbara
4440-A Calle Real
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, except holidays

Lompoc
401 E. Cypress St, Room 102*
8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, except holidays
*
To better serve voters, the Lompoc Office will move to the Lompoc Veteran’s Memorial Building at 100 E. Locust starting October 22, 2020

Santa Maria
511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 134
8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, except holiday

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