… because it almost certainly ain’t gonna count.

The Elections Office has to have your ballot in its hands by 8 p.m. tonight. A postmark doesn’t cut it. 

If you’re still in possession of your vote-by-mail ballot, take it directly to any polling place in the county, or else to the Humboldt County Elections Office (3033 H St., Eureka). And do it before 8 p.m.

Did you drop your ballot in the mail this morning? You have a problem. What you’ll want to do is head down to (ideally) the Elections Office, or else the polling place nearest to your home, and request a provisional ballot. You can cast your vote on that thing; the Elections Office will sort out any potential double-votes after the fact.

Humboldt County Registrar of Voters Carolyn Crnich tells the Lost Coast Outpost that her crew will be making a run down to Eureka’s central mail-sorting facilities before 8 p.m. to pick up any late-mailed ballots. However, it’s unlikely that a ballot placed in any area post office today will be in that bunch. Go provisional.