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As a Santa Barbara County resident you may register to vote if:
you are a citizen of the United States
you are a resident of California
you are not in prison, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony pursuant to subdivision (h) of Penal Code section 1170, or on post release community supervision
you will be at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election
you have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote
When is it necessary to Re-Register?
You need to re-register if you have moved, changed your name, wish to change your political party preference, or if your signature has changed.

IMPORTANT: The only time your party preference will affect the ballot you receive is during a Presidential Primary Election. For all other elections, including the Presidential General Election, you will receive the same ballot regardless of your party preference.
How to register:
In Person
You may complete an Voter Registration Card at any Santa Barbara County Elections Office.
Voter Registration Cards are also available at many public locations in Santa Barbara County including U.S. Post Offices, public libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, as well as many government offices.
By Phone
You may request that a Voter Registration Card be mailed to you by calling the Registrar of Voters' general information telephone number (800-722-8683) SBC-VOTE.
Complete an Online Voter Registration Application
This online form will allow you to fill out and submit a California registration application electronically. In order to submit the application electronically you must provide their California Drivers license or identification number, date of birth and last four digits of your social security number. If an exact match is found with your DMV record and an electronic signature image is available your application will be complete.

If there is no DMV signature match or if you do not provide your California Drivers License/State Identification number or last four digits of your Social Security Number, the online system will generate a printable, pre-filled voter registration application and instruct you to print, sign and mail it to your county elections office.

The deadline to register for any election is 15 days before the Election Date. Online applications will be considered timely for the election if submitted by midnight on the deadline. If you are required to print, sign and return your form by mail, please do so immediately. Your printed application will include a date and time stamp for our office to verify the timeliness of the application.

Eligible residents who miss a voter registration deadline still have the option to participate. Under California Election Law, Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) allows a prospective voter to conditionally register and cast a provisional ballot.
Click here for more information.

Secretary of State - Register to Vote Please click on the link to register to vote online.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Secretary of State Elections Division at elections@sos.ca.gov or (800) 345-8683 or the Santa Barbara County Elections Office at (805) 568-2200 or (800-722-8683) 800-SBC-VOTE.
Is Voter Registration Information confidential?
Voter record information is not available for public inspection. However, voter information is made available for political, governmental, educational and journalistic purposes.
"Information on yourVoter Registration Card will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other person for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver's license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State's Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline. "Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State's Safe At Home program or visit the Secretary of State's Web site at www.sos.ca.gov."
Are you living overseas or a member of the military?
You can use the Online Voter Application http://RegisterToVote.ca.gov or use the Federal Post Card Application to register to vote and automatically receive a ballot for each election you are eligible to vote.
How do I cancel my registration and remove my name from the jury list?
Many voters wish to cancel their registration upon receipt of a jury summons. The Jury Commissioners office utilizes data from our office as well as the DMV, therefore cancelling your registration does not ensure you will not receive a jury summons in the future.
To cancel your voter registration in Santa Barbara County:
Simply click here to print the Voter Registration Cancellation Form.
Complete, sign and send to the Elections Office.
Help America Vote Act of 2002
For information concerning the Help America Vote Act of 2002, visit the Secretary of State's web site at www.sos.ca.gov.
For further assistance or questions about Voter Registration, please call 568-2200 or Email Us.
For more information on PDF files, visit the Adobe Acrobat website.
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