Santa Barbara Elections 2017

Find the latest election coverage, including Q&As, voting resources, multimedia, and punditry.

Winners Solidified with Semi-Official Election Results

Though Conklin did move past Martinez to place third in the mayoral race. Read story.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cathy Murillo Will Be Santa Barbara's Next Mayor

In a progressive sweep, Kristen Sneddon, Eric Friedman, Gregg Hart, and 'Yes' on Measure C all claim victory. Read story.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Cathy Murillo Set to Become Santa Barbara's Next Mayor as Hotchkiss Concedes

Sneddon, Friedman, Hart, and 'Yes' on Measure C maintain their leads as ballot-counting continues. Read story.

Originally published 7:27 p.m., November 7, 2017
Updated 5:30 a.m., November 8, 2017

Still Haven't Voted? We've Got You Covered

Find the ballot drop-off location nearest you. Read story.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

LIVE: Dolores Huerta Leads Rally for Mayoral Candidate Cathy Murillo

The renowned labor activist led the rally in De La Guerra Plaza. Read story.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Santa Barbara Mayor Endorsement

Vote for Hal Conklin for Santa Barbara mayor. Read story.

Originally published 11:38 a.m., October 25, 2017
Updated 10:12 a.m., October 26, 2017

Poll: Frank Hotchkiss Leading in Santa Barbara Mayoral Race

But 40 percent of voters remain undecided. Read story.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Santa Barbara City Council Endorsements

Vote for Kristen Sneddon in District 4, Eric Friedman in District 5, and Gregg Hart in District 6 Read story.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Yes on Measure C's One Percent

Whether it's one cent or one percent, we need Measure C. Read story.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mayoral Candidates Answer Tough Questions in Packed House

The debate veered into the topics of religion, reputation, and climate change. Read story.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Follow the Money: Council Election Backers and Bucks

Who's giving how much in the district contests? Read story.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

LIVE: Five Mayoral Candidates Debate at SBCC

Moderated by the Independent and KCRW, the mayoral candidates faced off in an unusual election year. Read story.

Originally published 7:00 p.m., October 17, 2017
Updated 11:41 p.m., October 17, 2017

Mayoral Candidates Debate Tuesday Evening

'Don't miss' event will be live-streamed by the 'Independent' online and broadcast by KCRW. Read story.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Endorsement: Yes on Measure C

Our city desperately needs the means to bring critical infrastructure up to snuff. Read story.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Fab Five: Inside Santa Barbara’s Mayoral Race

In the crowded and competitive field, every candidate has a chance. Read story.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
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