Voter's Choice Act

What is the Voter's Choice Act?

Established by Senate Bill 450 (2016), the California Voter's Choice Act (VCA) modernizes elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a model which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters. This election model allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by:

  • Mailing every voter a ballot
  • Expanding in-person early voting
  • Allowing voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county
  • Providing secure ballot drop off locations throughout the county 

When will the Voter's Choice Act become effective in Humboldt County?

The County of Humboldt will hold its first VCA Election during the 2024 March Presidential Primary Election.

Why is Humboldt County moving to a Voter's Choice Act voting model?

The VCA format will modernize elections in Humboldt County by allowing the office to conduct elections under a model which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters.

What is the process to move to a Voter's Choice Act voting model?

For more information on the steps the county is taking to adopt the Voter's Choice Act, visit the Timeline web page.

How can the community give public input?

For more information on how to give public input, see the Public Input web page.

Where will the Vote Centers  and Drop Boxes be located for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary?

An image of a list of all Vote Center and Ballot Drop Box locations

View a list of the Vote Centers and Drop Boxes (PDF)