How to vote in Humboldt County

Vote by Mail (VBM)

Be sure to sign the return envelope. Your signature must appear similar to the original signature on your voter registration form. A Vote-by-Mail ballot without your signature will not be counted. Your Vote-by-Mail ballot can be returned by mail, dropped off at any polling place, or deposited in a ballot drop off box. Click here for more on VBM.

Ballot Drop Off Box (24 hours)

Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot at a ballot drop off box at any time. Click here for a list of ballot drop box locations.

Vote In Person

No form of ID is needed to vote in person. Early Voting is available at the Office of Elections starting on October 5. You can also visit any of the nine Voter Assistance Centers starting on October 31, to cast your ballot in-person. You are not required to bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot with you if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, but it is strongly encouraged. Click here for a list of Voter Assistance Centers.

Accessible Voting

The Registrar of Voters office provides the Voter Information Guide in an accessible format on the Voter Profile page. The official ballot for the November 3, 2020, General Election will be available through the Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail portal beginning Monday, October 5. For accessibility questions, call (707)-445-7481 or visit


Every registered voter will have the option to vote in-person at the Office of Elections, or at one of the Voter Assistance Centers. Voters are not required to bring their Vote-by-Mail ballot to vote in-person, but it is strongly encouraged. If a voter would like to vote in-person, but has not received their mailed ballot, they can visit a Voter Assistance Center to cast a provisional ballot. Click here for more information about Early Voting. 


Every registered voter was mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot by October 5.

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