County to Station More than 30 Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

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Source: County of Santa Barbara

With only [36] days until the Presidential General Election on Tuesday, November 3, Santa Barbara County elections officials announced recently that more than 30 official ballot drop box locations will be available throughout the county for the upcoming November 3 Presidential General Election.

“The ballot drop boxes provide a safe, secure and easy way to return a completed and signed ballot,” said Joe Holland, Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters. “If voters are concerned about postal delivery delays, I encourage them to use an official drop box to return their ballot; the locations will be listed in their voter’s guide and on our website.”

All registered voters will receive their ballot in the mail in early October. Voters are encouraged to vote their ballot and return it early. Drop boxes will be available 24 hours a day, beginning October 5 until 8 p.m. on Election Day. A list of all drop box locations in Santa Barbara County will be included with the vote ballot and posted on the website at SBCVote.com.

“Using the ballot drop box ensures that the ballot will arrive at the Elections Office in time to be processed and counted timely,” added Holland.

Due to the pandemic, all registered voters in the State of California will automatically receive a ballot in the mail around the beginning of October. If a voter does not receive their ballot by October 12, they should immediately contact the Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters office at (805) 568-2200. 

Voters may mail their ballot with no postage required, postmarked by Election Day, November 3. The Postal Service advises voters to mail their ballots no later than October 27 to reach the elections office in time to be counted.

To make address and other updates to voter registration, or for eligible citizens to register to vote, go to www.registertovote.ca.gov. Voters can verify the accuracy of their voter registration at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/registration-status or www.sbcvote.com.

Santa Barbara County Elections is staffing approximately 35 in-person voting sites over four days for those who would like additional services including language assistance or a replacement ballot. These sites will be open October 31 through Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. Facial coverings will be required and voters should expect a socially distanced waiting line. Voters have been assigned to polling place locations that will be listed on the back cover of the voter’s County Voter Information Guide. Beginning October 5, voters can also use the Sample Ballot and Polling Place Look-Up tool at SBCVote.com.

For information about becoming a poll worker at one of these sites, please call (805) 568-2200 or go to https://countyofsb.org/care/elections/officers/information.sbc.

The three election offices in the county will be open for voting, voter registration and voter questions from October 5 through Election Day, November 3. 

Office locations and regular business hours:

Santa Barbara, 4440-A Calle Real
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, except holidays
 
Lompoc, 401 E. Cypress St, Room 102
8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, except holidays
NOTE: To better serve voters, the Lompoc Office will move to the Lompoc Veteran’s Memorial Building at 100 E. Locust starting October 22, 2020.
 
Santa Maria, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 134
8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, except holidays

The Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Office wants to help make the voting process as easy as possible. For questions or assistance, please call (805) 568-2200.

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bosco Sep 28, 2020 01:41 PM
County to Station More than 30 Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

Seriously? A secure box box secured to the ground is not good enough for you? Voting is literally the least bureaucratic, simplest, straight-forward government program (as far as individual participation goes). It has been made as idiot proof as possible. How awful it must be going through life carrying around such paranoia. SMH

a-1601327505 Sep 28, 2020 02:11 PM
County to Station More than 30 Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

trump has stoked fear and paranoia about just about anything (immigrants, absentee ballots, civil rights ...), with the exception of the pandemic that has killed over 200,000 Americans.

sacjon Sep 28, 2020 02:20 PM
County to Station More than 30 Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

2:11 - the "pandemic" was/is nothing more than a liberal hoax perpetuated by hysteric liberal media, while caravans of rapists and murders from "sh*thole" countries are invading our borders as we speak. BLM will take your homes, while Obama steals your guns! It's time to wake up! ;P

Lucky 777 Sep 28, 2020 02:25 PM
County to Station More than 30 Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

In past vote-by-mail elections ballots WITHOUT POSTMARKS showing the date they were mailed were DISQUALIFIED. Just like ones without the required signature on the back of the envelope. Would be nice if when you hand it in you get a receipt with your I HAVE VOTED sticker.

CCHandyMan Sep 29, 2020 09:51 AM
County to Station More than 30 Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

Okay, so they've installed 30 of these drop-off ballot boxes around the county. But, wouldn't you think they would publish some kind of a list as to where they are. I haven't seen one of them here in SM.

a-1601399790 Sep 29, 2020 10:16 AM
County to Station More than 30 Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

Santa Barbara County Elections Office website lists the current Drop Off Mail Box locations - more are being added so keep checking for the latest status, but you can find their list of the present ones on the website right now.

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