What you need to know about voting on Primary Day

Polling and mail-in ballot information

Humboldt County voting sign March 2024

California polling places open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

California is one of 15 states, along with American Samoa, to hold their Presidential Primaries on Super Tuesday.

Voters who registered with a political party will have the opportunity to vote in that party’s primary for President.

You don’t have to be a registered member of a political party to vote in other elections, like those for U.S. Senator, U.S. Congress Member, and State Assembly Member.

Californians are also voting on Proposition One.

A Yes vote would authorize $6.38 billion in bonds to build mental health treatment facilities for those with mental health and substance abuse challenges and provides housing for the homeless.

A no vote would keep things the way they already are.

A state proposition needs a majority of votes to pass.

At the county level, Del Norte and Humboldt voters will decide who represents them on the Board of Supervisors. They’ll also pick Superior Court Judges. And in Humboldt County, depending on where you live, there are three measures to decide.

If you haven’t already voted, you can vote in person on Tuesday.

Polls close at 8 p.m.

If you’re in line when the polls close, you can still vote.

If you’d rather send in your mail-in ballot, it can be dropped off. But keep in mind, those drop boxes will be locked at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Mailing your ballot? It must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 5 and received by the county elections office within seven days.

For more information on mail-in ballots, check out the Secretary of State’s website: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/vote-mail