Sample mail-in ballots begin to show-up across Humboldt & Del Norte mailboxes

COURTESY: ANNICK JOSEPH (KIEM)

The State of California is mailing every registered voter a ballot for this year’s presidential election.

All ballots will be mailed out by October 5, or maybe even sooner, depending on the county.

Rio Dell Resident Maggie Hanson has been voting by mail for as long as she can remember.

“I have participated in mail-in voting, in several different states, I think it’s great way to ensure that everyone gets the access to voting.” 

Meredith Shatz resides in McKinleyville, she says voting by mail saves her a wait in line.

“I’m a fan of it, I’ve always used it,” she said. “I mean it’s convenient.”

Voters who choose to mail in their ballot can sign up to receive status notifications via email, text or voice call.

Back in March, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to mail all active and registered voters their ballots.

The Humboldt County Office of Elections has some tips those interested in that option.

After marking your choices seal your ballot, and secure it inside the provided envelope.

Make sure you sign your ballot envelope and make sure the signature on your ballot matches the one on your California driver’s license or state ID, or the one provided when you registered to vote – election officials will compare them to protect your vote.

Make sure your ballot is post marked by November 3 – no stamp is required.

And track it – sign up for alerts on the status of your vote-by-mail ballot.

Early voting and in-person voting locations will also be available to voters.

For more information click here.