California Gubernatorial Recall Election on September 14

All Registered Voters in California Will Automatically Receive a Ballot in the Mail by September 7 

The California Gubernatorial Recall Election is on September 14, and all registered voters in Santa Barbara County should have received their Sample Ballot. If you are a registered voter and have not received your ballot, contact the Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters office at (805) 568-2200. 

Voters can verify the accuracy of their voter registration, including residential and mailing addresses, at or To make address and other updates to your registration, or for eligible citizens to register to vote, go to

Voters are encouraged to complete their ballot and return it through one of the secure drop boxes located throughout the county. Drop boxes are available 24 hours per day until 8 p.m. on Election Day. To avoid concerns about postal delivery delays, voters are encouraged to utilize a drop box to return their ballot. A list of all drop box locations in Santa Barbara County are included with the vote ballot and posted at

Voters may mail their ballot with no postage required, postmarked by Election Day, September 14 and received by the county elections officials on or before September 21. The preprinted return address is the Santa Barbara County Elections Office.

Voters must remember to sign the ballot envelope. The signature on every returned voted ballot envelope will be compared to the signature on the voter’s registration record before it is counted.  If a voter thinks that their signature has changed over time, they should contact Santa Barbara Registrar of Voters at (805) 568-2200 or re-register online at The Department of Motor Vehicles signature may be utilized with online voter registration. 

Santa Barbara County Elections is staffing polling place locations on Election Day for those voters requiring language assistance or who want to vote in person.  Voters must surrender their vote by mail ballot in order to vote at their polling place location. These sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, September 14. Facial coverings will be required. Voters have been assigned to polling place locations that will be listed on the back cover of the voter’s County Voter Information Guide. Voters can also use the Sample Ballot and Polling Place Look-up tool at

For information about becoming a poll worker at one of these sites, please call
(805) 568-2200 or go to

The three county election offices listed below are open for voting, voter registration and voter questions through Election Day, September 14. 

Santa Barbara, 4440-A Calle Real
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, except holidays

Lompoc, 401 E. Cypress St, Room 102
8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, except holidays

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.