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For questions or assistance with Candidate Filing, please contact us by email
or call (800) SBC-VOTE or (800) 722-8683.

Candidate Filing

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.

Candidate Filing Appointments

Santa Barbara Elections Main Office:

Candidates may schedule appointments, however walk-in filings are also allowed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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. 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: campaigndocs@co.santa-barbara.ca.us