presidential general election sample ballot and voter information
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Sample Ballot & Voter Information Pamphlet
Presidential General ElectionNovember 8, 2016
Polls are open 7am 8pm
JOSEPH E. HOLLAND4440-A Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 931101-(805) 568-2200 or
Toll Free 1-(800) SBC-VOTE (722-8683)
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Language AssistanceThe County of Santa Barbara provides voting materials in English to all registered voters. In addition, as required by law, voting information is also available in Spanish. In certain areas of Santa Maria, there are a high number of Tagalog speakers, and we are required to provide voters in certain precincts with copies of their balloting material in Tagalog upon request.
El Condado de Santa Barbara provee materiales de votacin en ingls para todos los electores inscritos. Adems, segn lo exige la ley, la informacin de votacin tambin est disponible en espaol. En ciertas reas de Santa Maria, hay un alto nmero de hablantes de Tagalo, y se nos exige proporcionarles a los electores de ciertos distritos electorales copias de su material electoral en Tagalo, previa solicitud.
Ang County ng Santa Barbara ay nagkakaloob ng mga materyales sa pagboto sa wikang Ingles sa lahat ng rehistradong botante. Bukod pa rito, alinsunod sa inaatas ng batas, mayroon ding impormasyon sa pagboto sa wikang Espanyol. Sa ilang partikular na lugar ng Santa Maria, maraming nagsasalita ng Tagalog, at inaatasan kaming magbigay sa mga botante sa ilang partikular na presinto ng mga kopya ng kanilang mga materyales sa pagboto sa Tagalog kung hihilingin.
For language assistance, call: 1-800-SBC-VOTE (1-800-722-8683)Para asistencia de idiomas, llame al: 1-800-SBC-VOTE (1-800-722-8683)Para sa tulong sa wika, tumawag sa: 1-800-SBC-VOTE (1-800-722-8683)
County Election Offices1-800-SBC-VOTE (722-8683) Website: sbcvote.com
SANTA BARBARA AREA4440-A Calle Real
Office Hours: 8am 5pm Mon. Fri.
LOMPOC AREA401 E. Cypress Ave, Room 102
Office Hours (Beginning Oct. 10, 2016): 9am Noon and1pm 4pm Mon. Fri.
SANTA MARIA AREA511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 134
Office Hours: 8am Noon and 1pm 5pm Mon. - Fri.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITYWORK AT A VOTE CENTER ON ELECTION DAY
Must Be Available To Work6am - 9pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Paid Positions From $180-$240For More Information, please call 1-844-259-0348
/ Chinese: 1-800-722-8683 / Hindi: 1-800-722-8683 / Japanese: 1-800-722-8683 / Khmer: 1-800-722-8683
/ Korean: 1-800-722-8683 / Thai: 1-800-722-8683Vi ng / Vietnamese: 1-800-722-8683
Whats in this Voter Information Pamphlet?
Ways to Vote
Voter Bill of Rights 2
Accessible Voting 3
3 Ways to Vote 4
How to Vote with a Paper Ballot 5
How to Vote by Mail 6
How to Vote at the Polls 7
Important Notices and Information
Polling Place Location Changes 8
Important Deadlines and Voter Registration Information 9
Ballot and Candidate Information Whats on the Ballot for this Election? 10
Information About the Candidates 11
Candidate Statements A
Local Ballot Measures B
Sample/Practice Ballot C
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Voter Bill of Rights
YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING RIGHTS: The right to get help casting your
1 The right to vote if you are a registered ballot from anyone you choose, voter.
except from your employer or You are eligible to vote if you are: union representative. a U.S. citizen living in California
at least 18 years old The right to drop off your completed registered where you currently live vote-by-mail ballot at any polling place
not in prison or on parole for a felony in the county where you are registered to vote.
The right to vote if you are a registered The right to get election materials in a voter even if your name is not on the list. language other than English if enough You will vote using a provisional ballot. people in your voting precinct speak Your vote will be counted if elections that language. officials determine that you are eligible to vote.
The right to vote if you are still in line 9
The right to ask questions to elections when the polls close. officials about election procedures and
watch the election process. If the person you ask cannot answer your
The right to cast a secret ballot without questions, they must send you to the anyone bothering you or telling you right person for an answer. If you are how to vote. disruptive, they can stop answering
The right to get a new ballot if you have 10
The right to report any illegal or made a mistake, if you have not already fraudulent election activity to an cast your ballot. You can: elections official or the Secretary of
Ask an elections official at a polling State
s office. place for a new ballot; or On the web at
! www.sos.ca.govExchange your vote-by-mail ballot ! By phone at for a new one at an elections
office, or at your polling place; or (800) 345-VOTE (8683) !
By email atVote using a provisional ballot, if ! firstname.lastname@example.org you do not have your original
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN DENIED ANY OF THESE RIGHTS, CALL THE SECRETARY OF STATES
CONFIDENTIAL TOLL-FREE VOTER HOTLINE AT (800) 345-VOTE (8683)
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At the polling place To check polling place accessibility, look for the wheelchair symbol on the back cover of this pamphlet. In some polling places, temporary thresholds, mats, signage, cones, and
door props are used to improve access to the facility. Curbside voting If your polling place is not accessible, you may vote on a paper ballot from a car. Two pollworkers will provide the roster for your signature, bring you the ballot and return the voted ballot to the polling place. To request curbside voting assistance, you can: x call 1-844-259-0348 in advance to coordinate a time and place x have an assistant make the request inside the polling place Accessible voting system Each polling place in the county has an AutoMARK ballot marking device with: x an audio option that reads the ballot to you through headphones x a universal plug for personal assistive devices if needed x large print and black/white contrast x a choice of English or Spanish language, and Tagalog in designated areas Voting information Audio versions of the information printed in the County Sample Ballot/Voter Information Pamphlet and the State Voter Pamphlet are available on request. Please call 1-800-SBC-VOTE (800-722-8683)
A ride to your polling site Transportation to and from polling places is available on Election Day to senior citizens and to persons with mobility impairments. Carpinteria Area (Help of Carpinteria): Call 805-684-0065, 8am-4pm for reservations. Service
Donation $1. Santa Barbara/Goleta Area (Easy Lift Transportation): Call 805-681-1181 for reservations. Santa Ynez/Solvang Area (Santa Ynez Transit): Please call 805-688-5452 at least 24 hours in
advance for reservations. Service fee $1.75 each way. Lompoc Area (Lompoc Transit Systems): Must submit an application in advance to be placed on list to receive services. Lompoc City residents service fee $1 each way and Vandenberg/Mission Hills residents $1.25 each way. For more information call 805-736-7666. Santa Maria Area (SMOOTH-Santa Maria Organization of Transportation Helpers): Must be at least 60 years old to
be eligible for services. Call 805-922-8476 one week in advance 9am-4pm for reservations. Service fee $2 one way or $4 round trip. (Santa Maria Transit): Must submit an application in advance to be placed on list to receive
services. Service fee $1.25 each way. For more information call 805-928-5624.
How to request assistance For more information on accessible voting:
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-SBC-VOTE (1-800-722-8683)
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3 Ways to Vote
Vote by mail Request a vote-by-mail ballot by November 1
Return it by mail, deliver it to one of the County Election offices, or drop it off on Election Day at any polling place in Santa Barbara County
Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked or delivered to a polling place by November 8
For more details, see page 6
Vote early in person You may vote early at three locations October 10 to November 7
Locations Santa Barbara Elections Main Office 4440-A Calle Real Monday Friday 8am-5pm
Lompoc Elections Branch Office 401 E. Cypress Ave, Room 102 Monday Friday 9am-4pm, closed noon 1pm
Santa Maria Elections Branch Office 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 134 Monday Friday 8am-5pm, closed noon 1pm
All locations will be open Saturday, October 22 and November 5 from 9am to 1pm
Vote at the polls in person Polls and election offices are open on Election Day: November 8, from 7am to 8pm The location of your polling place is printed on the back cover of this pamphlet
Or, you can look up your polling place:
On the web: sbcvote.com
Call the County Elections office at 1-800 SBC-VOTE (1-800-722-8683)
For more details, see page 7
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How to Vote with a Paper Ballot
Mark your ballot
Use only a blue or black ballpoi