Please contact us for information in alternate accessible formats.

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 our offices will be closed to the public due to COVID-19.

The Elections Office will continue to provide services by phone, email, U.S. mail, and on-line.  

Notice of Public Counter Closure Regarding COVID-19

Aviso Sobre El Mostrador Publico con Respecto a COVID-19 

Santa Barbara County Elections Division

Department of Elections

What We Do:

The Elections Division is responsible for voter registration, the administration of all public elections within the county, and the maintenance of all related official records.

Typical responsibilities include: the candidate nomination process; initiative and referendum petitions; arguments and rebuttals for ballot measures; candidate's campaign statements and financial disclosure statements; voter registration and vote by mail ballots; management of polling places and the computation and certification of voting results.

Our Mission Statement:

To ensure that the voters of Santa Barbara County have the tools they need, the equipment they trust, the information and access they deserve, and the right they value in order to participate in the Elections process.