Important Dates

City of Santa Barbara General Municipal Election – November 7, 2017

The City of Santa Barbara is conducting their Municipal Election. For information on the election, please visit the City of Santa Barbara’s Municipal Election web page at or contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 564-5309.

Statewide Direct Primary Election – June 5, 2018

Vote-By-Mail Ballot Mailing Period May 7-29


Registration Deadline - May 21, 2018

Voter registration cards postmarked on or before May 21 WILL be accepted through Election Day.
Deadline to register to vote using the COVR website (online registration) is 12:00 midnight on May 21,2018

Last day Vote by Mail Ballot Request/Mailing - May 29, 2018

Voters may come into the office to pick-up an emergency Vote-by-Mail ballot between November 2 and Election Day.

June 5, 2018 - Election Day - Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. -

Vote-by-Mail/Mail ballots MUST be received in our office by 8:00 pm on Election Day. If ballot is received after 8:00 pm on Election Day, it may not be counted.

(Voters who have moved from one address to another within the same county and not re-registered may vote a provisional ballot at the polling place for their current (new) address at the office of the county elections official or at any polling place within the county in which you are registered to vote.)