SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — November's general election is expected to have an increase in voting by mail. And election officials are preparing around Santa Barbara County. They’re encouraging everyone to check to make sure they’re registered. You can do so here. They’re also encouraging people to sign-up for vote by mail early. You can do so here.
Santa Barbara County registrar of voters, Joe Holland, said they will mail ballots at the end of September. And those ballots should arrive in mailboxes the first week of October. Ballots can be mailed back to the county or placed in a county dropbox. On October 5th officials will place the drop boxes around the county.
Holland said the county is adding 32 more drop boxes this election than in March’s primary election. A total of 35 drop boxes will be receiving ballots on and before Election Day on November 3.
Holland also encourages those who vote by mail to sign up for Ballottrax. It will send text message updates about the status of a voter's ballot.