County Voter Information Guides Arriving Soon
Source: County of Santa Barbara
Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor & Registrar of Voters announced that Santa Barbara County Voter Information Guides are currently being mailed to all registered voters who should start seeing them in their mailboxes in the next few days. State Voter Information Guides are also being mailed to households listing a registered voter.
The County Voter Information Guide contains a sample ballot that can be used by the voter to mark his/her vote choices in advance and be taken to mark the Official Ballot at the polling place; information specific to the voter’s ballot such as candidates’ statements of qualifications and local measure information; and instructions and information on voter assistance, language assistance, marking the ballot, voting by mail and voting at the polls.
The voter’s polling place location is printed on the back cover of the County Voter Information Guide. If a polling place is not listed, this means the voter will receive a ballot by mail. Vote By Mail ballots will be mailed to voters and will be available in our offices starting May 7, 2018:
If a voter has opted out of receiving a printed County Voter Information Guide, or misplaces their guide, there is a Polling Place and Sample Ballot lookup available online at www.sbcvote.com or voters can get this information by calling the County Elections Office at (800) SBC-VOTE or 805-568-2200.
Election information may be available on third party websites; however voters should contact the County Registrar of Voters office directly for information on polling place locations or if there is any question as to why they are receiving a vote by mail ballot, to ensure correct information is provided.
Voters can also look-up their registration status, vote by mail status and polling place location at the Secretary of State’s website https://voterstatus.sos.ca.