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Santa Barbara, Oxnard Municipal Elections Tuesday

Tuesday is Election Day for Santa Barbara, with the Mayor's post and three City Council seats being decided.

Mayor's post, three council seat being decided by voters in Santa Barbara; One seat open in Oxnard.

Tuesday is Election Day for two South Coast cities. Santa Barbara voters are deciding who will be the city’s mayor, as well as who will hold three city council seats. And, in Oxnard, voters will fill a city council vacancy.

In Santa Barbara, more than 56,000 vote-by-mail ballots have been sent out, with more than a quarter of them already returned.

There are six candidates for the Mayor’s post. Two people are seeking the District 4 seat, there’s one in District 5, and four running in District 6. To get the city on track for an even-year election, those elected will serve five year terms.

There are voter service centers on Tuesday for in-person voting at Santa Barbara City Hall, the Eastside Library, the Westside Neighborhood Center, and MacKenzie Park. They will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In Oxnard, three candidates are seeking to fill the vacancy created by the election of Carmen Ramirez to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. It's a vote-by-mail election, but polling places are open Tuesday at Rio Del Mar School, Sierra Linda School, St. John's Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church Of Our Redeemer.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.