Monday, May 19, 2014

MONDAY! May 19 voter registration deadline for June primary

The May deadline is looming for Humboldt County residents to register to vote in the state and countywide elections on June 3. - Times-Standard

Residents can still pick up applications at a several locations, including post offices, the Humboldt County Elections Office on H Street in Eureka, and Department of Motor Vehicles locations. Applications must be turned in to the elections office by May 19. They can also be mailed to the office and will be processed as long as they are postmarked by that date.

Humboldt County Assistant Registrar of Voters Kelly Sanders said around half of the 75,000 registered voters in Humboldt County — 38,000 people — vote-by-mail rather than at the polls on Election Day. The ballots started going out on May 5 to residents registered as permanent vote-by-mail voters. She said May 27 is the last day the office can mail a vote-by-mail ballot to residents who are already registered to vote. After that, voters can pick them up at the office....

Residents can register to vote online at, and request a vote-by-mail ballot and find out where their polling location is at ◼

Individuals must re-register after moving, changing names or changing political party preference. Voters can check registration status through the Secretary of State's website at ◼

For more information, visit ◼ or call the Humboldt County Elections Office at 445-7481.