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Governing Board Member General Election

The statewide general election will be held on November 5, 2024, to elect district governing board members to fill terms that will expire on December 13, 2024, (second Friday in December). 

Order of Election Process for School Districts

In May or June, the Order of Elections form(s) must be completed and adopted by your board.  A fillable template is provided for your convenience under Forms and Templates.  If you are required to consolidate the Election with San Luis Obispo or Ventura counties, you must provide a separate resolution for each County Elections Office.

Please return copies of the adopted Order of Election form(s) as follows:

  • two copies to SBCEO – Attention: Administrator, School Business Advisory Services
  • one copy to the Elections Office by no later than xxxx before 5 p.m.

Santa Barbara Elections Office
4400-A Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Phone:  (805) 696-8957

Santa Maria Elections Office
511 E. Lakeside Parkway Suite 115
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Phone:  (805) 346-8374

SLO Elections Office
1055 Monterey Street Suite D120
San Luis Obispo, CA  93408

 Phone:  (805) 781-5080

Ventura Elections Office
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA  93009-1200

Phone:  (805) 654-2664

Other informational items that you may find useful when preparing for your district’s election.

  1. Notification to Consolidate Governing Board Member Elections  Education Code Section 5340 states the county superintendent of schools shall notify districts that a consolidated election must be held.
  2. Governing School Board Members - Terms Expiring December 2024

      A list, by school district, of board members whose terms expire on the second Friday in December.

  3. General Election Calendar

A calendar and timeline of election activities is provided for your convenience.



Candidates may obtain nomination documents between xxx and xxx (5 p.m.).  If the incumbent or any one of the incumbents (for districts with boards elected at-large) has not filed by xxx (5 p.m.), the filing period is extended to xxx (5 p.m.) at the Santa Barbara County clerk-recorder offices in Santa Barbara or Santa Maria (locations listed above).


If you need assistance, please contact Steve Torres, Associate Superintendent, Administrative Services at (805) 964-4711, ext. 5700 


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 Questions and Answers


Website Links



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California Secretary of State Elections and Voter Information


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San Luis Obispo County Elections Office


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Santa Barbara County Elections Office


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Ventura County Elections Office

Calendar and Timeline of Activities


School Board Member Terms - Expiring


Notification to Consolidate Election

Seating Board Members at Organizational Meeting

Santa Barbara County Elections Manual see pgs 5-8

Forms and Templates

Order of Election Fillable Form

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From the County of San Luis Obispo Elections Office....