Conditional Voting

What is conditional voting?

During the period of 14 days prior to Election Day through and including Election Day, an individual can visit the Humboldt County Office of Elections to conditionally register to vote and vote a subsequent conditional provisional ballot. Voters cannot vote conditionally at the polling place. Conditional voters must first complete a voter registration affidavit. Once the voter registration affidavit is completed, the Humboldt County Office of Elections will provide the conditional voter a conditional provisional ballot to vote. During (or before) the canvassing period, the Office of Elections will verify voter eligibility to register and voter information provided, and activate the voter if eligible. Eligible voters’ conditional voter registration affidavits are treated and processed in the same manner as other voter registration affidavits; conditional voter provisional ballots are treated and processed in the same manner as other provisional ballots. (California Elections Code, Sections 2170-2173)

Can conditional voters vote at the polling place?

Conditional voters cannot vote at the polling place. Conditional voters must visit the Humboldt County Office of Elections to conditionally register to vote and vote a subsequent conditional provisional ballot.

Who qualifies as a conditional voter?

Conditional voters are Humboldt County residents who are eligible to register to vote, but have not yet registered, or are registering with new information in the district where an election is being held.