Please contact us for information in alternate accessible formats.
Voting
For questions or assistance with Candidate Filing, please contact us by email
or call (800) SBC-VOTE or (800) 722-8683.

Upcoming Elections

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

Guides

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 Barbara Office
Schedule a Candidate Filing Appointment

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.

Additional Information:

California Secretary of State's Office
Website: www.sos.ca.gov
Santa Barbara County Elections Office:
Phone: (800) SBC-VOTE
Email: candidatefiling@co.santa-barbara.ca.us