In prior years, a voter who missed the voter registration deadline didn’t get to vote in that election. Conditional Voter Registration, or Same Day Voter Registration, changes the game. Same Day Voter Registration allows a voter to register and vote on the same day after the deadline.
Voters who missed the registration deadline of October 22 but still want to vote in the November 6 election must visit their county’s elections office between now and November 6 to register, vote and seal their ballot in an envelope on site.
Voters may also register to vote online during this time frame, but they will have to visit their county’s elections office to obtain and vote their ballot. All votes will be counted after the elections official verifies the voter’s registration and confirms the voter has not yet voted elsewhere in the current election.
While voters who register late will not be able to vote at their traditional polling place, they will not lose their opportunity to cast their ballot.
Voters can verify their voter registration online at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/
Office locations and regular business hours:
Santa Barbara, 4440-A Calle Real
8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday, except holidays
Lompoc, 401 E. Cypress St, Room 102
9 am to 4 pm (closed 12-1) Monday – Friday, except holidays
Santa Maria, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 134
8 am to 5 pm (closed 12-1) Monday – Friday, except holidays
The three election offices will also be open Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Election Day, November 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.