Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Are You Ready to Vote?

Posted By on Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 3:27 PM

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The Humboldt County Office of Elections wants you to be ready for the Nov. 3 election, which is really just around the corner.

In a press release today, the office details all the steps necessary to make sure your vote is counted and where to go to find more information. All registered voters will be receiving a Vote by Mail ballot this year, and return options include placing one in the mail box or dropping it off in person at one of the nine Voter Assistance Offices that will be open from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, locations of which can be found here.
Read the full elections office release below:
Get Ready Now for the November 3, 2020 General Election

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.

Is everything correct? If not, you can update your registration by re-registering to vote at registertovote.ca.gov or by calling 707 445-7481 and requesting a voter registration form be mailed to you.

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 Vote by Mail mailings will follow for newly registered or re-registered voters.

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 on or before 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!
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