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The June primary has arrived and with it comes Santa Barbara County voters’ last chance to turn in their ballots. While most registered county voters should have received their mail-in ballot weeks ago, those who didn’t can still exercise their right. Here are three ways to vote today if you haven’t already:

1) Ballot Drop-Off: If you have your mail-in ballot, you can take it to any of the many ballot drop-off locations across the county. Visit the State of California’s Election & Voter Information site, enter your address using this polling place lookup tool, and head to that location by 8 p.m. While the lookup tool will provide your nearest polling place, you can drop off your ballot at any of the designated locations.

2) Voting Provisionally: If you’re registered to vote in the County of Santa Barbara but have either lost your mail-in ballot or never received it, use this polling place lookup tool to find your local polling place, and head there to vote in-person by 8 p.m. Again, the lookup tool will direct you to the polling place nearest you, but you can vote at any of the locations.

3) Voting Conditionally: If you still haven’t registered to vote, fear not. Conditional Voter Registration is a new safety net for folks who missed the registration deadline. Head to any one of the four county locations listed below before 8 p.m. to register and cast your ballot:

Elections Main Office
4440-A Calle Real

Elections Branch — Lompoc Office
401 E. Cypress Street, Room 102

Elections Branch — Santa Maria Office
511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Ste 134

Satellite Office — Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery, and Rebuilding
1283 Coast Village Circle

  • Not sure of your voter registration status? You can find out by clicking here.
  • Still confused? Give the County Elections main office a ring at (805) 568-2200.
  • Not sure who to vote for? Find the Santa Barbara Independent’s endorsements by clicking here.
  • Stay up-to-date on today’s primary election results at, our Facebook page, and on Twitter.


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