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Oct 16, 2020


Deadline to Register to Vote is Monday, October 19



This Monday, October 19, is the deadline to register to vote in California. Registering by this deadline ensures that voters receive all the voter material they will need.


Voting in California has never been easier and registering to vote is the first step, according to Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Joe Holland.


All California residents are eligible to vote as long as they are a United States citizen and at least 18 on or before Election Day, November 3.  

There a several ways to register to vote:

  • Register online at RegistertoVote.ca.gov
  • Paper applications can be found at most U.S. Post Offices, or the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • To assist voters meet the registration deadline, County Elections Offices listed below will be open Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and during regular business hours. 

What if a voter misses the October 19 deadline?

Eligible citizens may use the conditional voter registration process through Election Day, available only at the County Registrar of Voters offices or a polling place to register and vote. Ballots cast conditionally will be processed once the Registrar of Voters Office has completed the voter registration verification process. 

“I highly recommend that voters register by the October 19 deadline,” says Holland. “It ensures that the voter has the opportunity to receive, review and mark his or her ballot safely and securely at home. If a voter is unsure about their voter registration status or needs to change registration information like address,go to SBCVote.com."

The Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Office wants to help make the voting process as easy as possible. Resources for Santa Barbara County voters are available at SBCVote.com. The Secretary of State also has resources for California voters at vote.ca.gov.

For questions or assistance, please go to the website or call (805) 568-2200. 



County Elections Office Locations & Hours


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

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



Ballot Drop Box Locations

Secure ballot drop boxes are located throughout the county to return voted ballots 24 hours a day until 8 p.m., November 3. The locations of ballot drop boxes were selected based on the following criteria:

  • Geographic distribution throughout the county
  • Where possible, placed in locations in areas not covered by Polling Place locations
  • Proximity to underserved voter population and lower permanent Vote by Mail registered populations

Each Drop Box has been identified as a Drive-Up, Walk-Up, or both, and whether the box is accessible, please see below for details at each location.



Buellton City Hall  - Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up
107 W. Highway 246


Lompoc City Hall - Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up
100 Civic Center Plaza

Lompoc Public Library - Accessible/Walk-Up
501 E. North Ave.

Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services/Public Health - Accessible/Walk-Up
1100 West Laurel Ave.

Vandenberg Village Library - Accessible/Walk-Up
3755 Constellation Rd


Oak Knolls Shopping Center - Accessible/Walk-Up
Directly in front of the State Farm Office - across the Parking Lot from Coast Hills Federal Credit Union.
1108 E. Clark Ave., Santa Maria

Santa Barbara

County of Santa Barbara Administration Building - Accessible/Walk-Up
105 E. Anapamu St. (Anacapa Street Entrance)

County of Santa Barbara Elections Main Office - Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up
4440-A Calle Real

Santa Maria

Atkinson Park - Accessible/Walk-Up
1000 N. Railroad Ave.

Joe Centeno Betteravia Government Administration Building - Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up
511 E. Lakeside Pkwy. (parking lot)

Minami Community Center - Accessible/Walk-Up
600 W. Enos Dr.         

Santa Maria Animal Center - Accessible/Walk-Up
548 W. Foster Rd. 

Santa Maria Elks - Accessible/Walk-Up
1309 N. Bradley Rd.

Santa Maria Public Library - Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up
421 S. McClelland St. (City Library Parking Garage)

Santa Ynez Valley

Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA - Accessible/Walk-Up
900 N. Refugio Rd.


Solvang Veteran's Memorial Hall - Accessible/Drive-Up/Walk-Up
1745 Mission Dr. (Parking Lot near Library Drop Box)

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