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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Humboldt County Office of Elections Seeks Feedback on Draft Election Administration Plan

Draft Election Administration Plan Public Hearing Flier

The Humboldt County Office of Elections is seeking input from Humboldt County voters on the county’s draft Election Administration Plan (EAP).

Background

The County of Humboldt will soon be transitioning to the California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) elections format. Approved by California lawmakers in 2016, and established by Senate Bill 450, the VCA expands voters’ options for how, when and where they cast their ballots by:

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

Under California law the Office of Elections is required to submit an EAP that describes how the County of Humboldt will administer elections under the VCA. To meet the state’s requirements, the Office of Elections must engage voters on the draft EAP and gather public feedback.

The county’s draft EAP can be reviewed at humboldtgov.org/VotersChoiceAct.

Public Comment

Public comment on the draft EAP will be accepted until Wednesday, Aug. 16 at noon. Feedback can be submitted through the online submission form, by email at humboldt_elections@co.humboldt.ca.us or over the phone at (707) 445-7481. 

Additionally, the Registrar of Voters will hold a public hearing to discuss the draft EAP on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.at Arcata City Hall in the Council Chamber, located at 736 F St., Arcata, CA. Community members are invited to attend and participate in person or on Zoom to share their input. For more information on the public hearing, call (707) 445-4841.

For more information on the Voter’s Choice Act, please visit the California Voter’s Choice Act website.

About the Humboldt County Office of Elections

The Humboldt County Office of Elections is committed to ensuring all eligible residents have an opportunity to exercise their right to vote; conducting elections in a fair, accurate, and efficient manner; and providing reliable information and the best possible service to voters, districts, candidates, and other interested parties. For more information, visit humboldtgov.org/elections.