or call (800) SBC-VOTE or (800) 722-8683.
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 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.
Lompoc Elections Branch Office:
Candidate Filing is not available.