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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Get Ready for the Special Election on March 7

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The Humboldt County Office of Elections encourages Southern Humboldt County voters to get prepared for the upcoming Special Elections on Tuesday, March 7. 

The Special Elections will be held only for Humboldt County voters who live in the Salmon Creek Fire Protection District Formation area and the Garberville Fire Protection District and Annexation area.

How to Vote in the March 7 Special Elections

Southern Humboldt County voters may vote safely at home and return vote-by-mail ballots in the following ways:

  • Mail it on or before Election Day, no postage is required.
  • Drop it off in-person at either of the two available polling places on Tuesday, March 7. 

Polling places for the Special Elections will be located at the South Fork High School Gymnasium Lobby, 6831 Hwy 254, Miranda, CA and at the SoHum Health Garberville Campus, located at 286 Sprowel Creek Road, Garberville, CA.

On the day of the election, polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. At polling place locations, voters can:

  • Vote using accessible voting machines.
  • Receive translation services in 72 languages.
  • Get a replacement ballot.
  • Drop off a vote-by-mail ballot.
  • Vote on a precinct ballot.
  • Update voter registration.
  • Conditionally register to vote.
  • Vote on a provisional ballot.

Voters who have received a vote-by-mail ballot who wish to vote in-person must bring their vote-by-mail ballot to surrender so they can vote a using a precinct ballot.

Logic and Accuracy Testing for the Special Elections

The Humboldt County Office of Elections will conduct logic and accuracy testing of the county’s voting machines on Friday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. Prior to each election, the Office of Elections tests ballots and equipment to ensure that all ballot types are read correctly and all ballot counting equipment is fully functional and tallying votes accurately. A specific Logic and Accuracy Observer Panel of no more than two will be convened, pursuant to the California Secretary of State’s approved logic and accuracy procedures, to certify the validity and outcome of the testing.

For more information on the upcoming Special Elections, please call the Office of Elections at 707-445-7481 or email

To register to vote or check your voter registration status online, please visit the county’s Voter Registration web page.

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