or call (800) SBC-VOTE or (800) 722-8683.
September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election
For candidate filing information, including the qualifications for running for office and filing requirements, please visit the Secretary of State's (SOS) website at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/2021-ca-gov-recall.
Certified Candidate List
To view the names of qualified candidates to appear on the ballot, please click on the following link Certified Candidate List.
Candidate Filing Key Dates and Deadlines
|Signatures in Lieu Period||July 1, 2021, to July 6, 2021*|
|Nomination Period||July 9, 2021, to July 16, 2021|
|Notice to Candidates (SOS)||July 17, 2021**|
|Randomized Alphabet Drawing (SOS)||July 19, 2021|
|Certified List of Candidates (SOS)||July 21, 2021|
|Write-In Candidate Filing Period||July 19, 2021, to August 31, 2021|
|Certified List of Write-In Candidates (SOS)||September 3, 2021|
* The Elections Division Office will be closed Monday, July 5, 2021, in observance of Independence Day.
**Deadline falls on a weekend or state holiday; does not move forward to the next business day.
Candidate Filing for the September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election, is by appointment only in the Santa Barbara Elections Division Main Office located at 4440A Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.
Appointments are available 8am to 12pm, and 1pm to 5pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. To make an appointment, please call (805) 696-8957.
November 2, 2021, General Municipal Election - City of Santa Barbara
For Candidate filing questions please contact the City of Santa Barbara Clerk's Office at 805-594-5309.
June 7, 2022, Statewide Direct Primary Election
Candidate Filing Guides are prepared to provide candidates with important information. Qualifications, terms of office, proper filing authorities, and deadlines are outlined in the guides for offices coming to election. Participation and compliance with the timelines and filing requirements are the keys to success in the candidate process.
Candidate Filing Guides will be posted online prior to the Candidate Filing period for the election.Superior Court Judge Schools and Special Districts Voter-Nominated and Nonpartisan Central Committees and County Council
Candidate Filing Appointments
Santa Barbara Elections Main Office:
Appointments are required for candidate Filing.
Appointments are available 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m and 1:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m. Our office is closed for lunch between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Santa Maria Elections Branch Office:
Appointments are required for candidate filing.
Appointments are available 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our office is closed for lunch between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.Santa Maria Office
Schedule a Candidate Filing Appointment
Lompoc Elections Branch Office:
Candidate Filing is not available.