Election Day, May 5th is approaching

Registrar of Voters Joe Holland announced today that a little over 2,600 voted ballots have been received by his office for the May 5, 2015, Special Mail Ballot Election for the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District.

This election is being conducted entirely by mail - there are no polling places.

Voters are encouraged to return their ballot by mail or in person to be received in the Elections Office by 8:00 pm on May 5, 2015. New legislation considers a ballot to be timely cast if it is postmarked by Election Day and received by mail up to 3 days after Election Day. Mailed ballot return envelopes that are signed, dated and postmarked on or before Election Day, May 5, 2015 and received by the Elections Office, by Friday, May 9, 2015 will be accepted.

Ballots cannot be accepted if received after the deadline, or if the voter failed to sign the ballot return envelope.

Voters can return their ballot in person at the County Elections Offices located at:

Santa Barbara: 4440-A Calle Real (corner of Calle Real and Honor Farm Rd) Hours: Monday – Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.

Santa Maria: 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 115, Hours: Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lompoc: 401 E. Cypress, Rm 102, Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Voters can verify the status of the returned ballot using the vote by mail status look-up on the Elections Division website or by contacting the office by phone, visit or call 1-800-SBC-VOTE.

Preliminary results for the election will be available at approximately 8:05 p.m. on May 5 on the Elections Division website

Questions related to the bond measure should be directed to Chief Mike Mingee, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District at 805-566-2450.


Joe Holland, 805-696-8957

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