Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Joe Holland announced today that over 120,000 Vote by Mail ballots will be delivered to the Post Office on Monday, May 9, 2016 for the Presidential Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

242347LOGOThe following races will be on the ballot:

  • US President
  • United States Senator
  • US Representative, 24th Congressional District
  • California State Senator, 19th Senate District
  • California State Assembly, Districts 35 and 37
  • Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Districts 1, 3, and 4
  • State Proposition 50
  • Measure A2016 – Cuyama Joint Unified School District Bond Measure

Holland encourages voters to read their sample ballot sent by the County Elections Office and available online beginning May 9 at and the state pamphlet sent by the Secretary of State’s Office to learn more about the races, state propositions and local measures on the ballot.

Vote by Mail ballots must be received in the County Elections Office or a polling place within Santa Barbara County by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 7, 2016.

To request a Vote by Mail ballot or to become a permanent Vote by Mail voter:

  • Mail the application on the back cover of your sample ballot
  • Download an application at
  • Request an application by calling 800 SBC-VOTE.

Vote by Mail ballots will be available in the Santa Barbara, Lompoc and Santa Maria Elections offices beginning Monday, May 9, 2016.