Civic Engagement & Voter Empowerment

Important Days for Voters

September 22:

Voter Registration Day

September 24: 

County Voter Information Guide Mailed

October 5: 

Vote by Mail Ballots Mailed

October 5-November 2: 

Early Voting at Office of Elections

October 19: 

Voter Registration Deadline

October 31-November 2: 

Early Voting at Polling Place

November 3: 

Election Day

Contact Information

Humboldt County Office of Elections

Address: 2426 6th Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Phone: 707-445-7481

Fax: 707-445-7204

Website: https://humboldtgov.org/elections  

Email: humboldt_elections@co.humboldt.ca.us

General Voting Information Flyer (information already exists on this webpage)

 

Recognizing the threat COVID-19 continues to pose to public health, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Orders and the California Legislature passed subsequent legislation directing that all active voters will receive a vote by mail ballot for the Presidential General Election on November 3, 2020. For this reason, it is important for voters to check their voter registration status and re-register to update any changes to their residential address and/or mailing address. 
 

Make sure your voter registration information is up to date

  • To ensure there are no delays in receiving your ballot in the mail, verify that the Registrar of Voters has your most up to date voter information. Visit https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/ or call 707-445-7481 to verify both your residential and mailing address.

Registered Voters Will Receive A Ballot in the Mail

  • For the November 3, 2020 General Election all registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot to ensure a safe and accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mailing of Vote by Mail ballots will begin no later than October 5, 2020.  Supplemental mailings will follow for newly registered or re-registered voters.

How to Return Your Vote by Mail Ballot

  • We encourage you to vote safely at home, and return your Vote by Mail ballot in one of the following ways:

  • Mail your ballot no later than Election Day – no postage required.

  • In person at any Vote by Mail drop box location. Visit our website at https://humboldtgov.org/elections or call 707-445-7481 for locations.

  • In person at any Voter Assistance Center between October 31st and November 3rd. Visit our website at https://humboldtgov.org/elections or call 707-445-7481 for locations.

Track Your Vote by Mail Ballot

  • Receive personalized text messages, emails or voicemails letting you know when your ballot is mailed, received, and counted by the Registrar of Voters by subscribing to WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov

Voter Assistance and In-Person Voting

There will be nine (9) locations called Voter Assistance Centers that will be open for four days, October 31st through November 3rd.  At the Center, voters can: 

  • Turn in a Vote by Mail ballot

  • Vote a precinct ballot or vote on an accessible voting machine

  • Get a replacement ballot 

  • Register or update registration

  • Get voting materials in Spanish or Hmong

If you chose to vote in-person, bring your Vote by Mail Ballot to surrender so you can vote a precinct ballot.  Be prepared, lines may be long!

Voting Reminders

  • All active voters in California will receive a vote by mail ballot.

  • Check your voter registration status and update your address to ensure receiving your ballot materials.

  • Track your ballot. 

  • Vote early and return your ballot early. Do not wait until the last minute to vote.

  • If you are voting at a polling place, do not wait until the last minute to do your homework. Use your sample ballot (located in the voter information guide) to make your selections before going to the polls. Bring your sample ballot with you to help mark your ballot. Be prepared for long lines!

Your Vote Matters: For info on registering, voting, and Ballot Initiatives, go to: OSL.humboldt.edu/HSUVotes

Upcoming Election Events

 The History and Implications of U.S. Elections. October 12th @ 5pm  to register go to: osl.humboldt.edu/HSUVotes For questions or accommodations, email osl@humboldt.edu

To register for the Faculty Panel to discuss the history & Implications of the U.S. Elections, Click Here

 

Know Your Rights and Resources

Click here for the recording of the Protestors Rights Presentation on Thursday, Nov 5th

 

Student Dialogue to Discuss the Election. Oct 27th @ 5pm, Nov 4th @ 5pm, Nov 12th @ 12pm

For the Student Dialogue to discuss Elections:

Oct. 27th @ 5pm: Register here

Nov. 4th @ 5pm: Register here

Nov.12th @ 12pm: Register Here

 

Community Organizer Training: October 28th at 5pm. To register click on this image

To view the recording of the Community Organizer Training on October 28th, click here