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Online Candidate Filing Registration

Important! To register as a candidate, you must read the candidate filing guide and acknowledge understanding of the filing requirements, including but not limited to the qualifications to run and hold office. Please call (805) 696-8957 if you have any questions.

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Section 1

This section is required to be completed in order to determine your eligibility to file for office.






Section 2

This section is optional, but should be completed if you have an alternate address or other contact information that you would like to make available to the media and/or public. If this section is left blank, the residence address provided in Section 1 will be published on the candidate filing list available on the County of Santa Barbara Elections Division’s website, and made available to public and/or media upon request.


Information for Publication

I would like the following information to be used for publication in the candidate filing list available on the County of Santa Barbara Elections Division website, and made available to the media and/or the public upon request. (If none given, the residence address provided in Section 1 will be published.)




Section 3

This section is required to indicate your preferred method of receiving your candidate filing forms.


Please answer the following question:

I would like to be issued my candidate filing paperwork by: *

Section 4

This section is required to proceed with the candidate filing process.


Acknowledgement *

I acknowledge that I have read the candidate filing guide and I understand the qualifications to run and hold office for the office sought. I also understand that providing false information on a Declaration of Candidacy is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment in the state prison for sixteen months or two or three years or by both such fine and imprisonment. Election Code §18203.
I acknowledge that the deadline to file my candidate filing forms for the General Election to be held on November 3, 2020, is August 7, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.; or in the event an extension occurs (due to a qualified incumbent failing to file by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020), August 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

By clicking "SUBMIT" I am requesting the necessary candidate filing forms be issued to me by my selected method in Section 3.