Harry asks Mike Wilson, Rogelio “Roy” Gomez

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Resources for Elections in Humboldt

Across the nation, elections offices are grappling with the dual challenges of increased workload and staff burnout, factors that have led to significant mistakes in some jurisdictions, such as the recent ballot issues in Mendicino County. These challenges underscore the importance of adequate funding and Supervisor support to maintain the integrity and efficiency of election processes.

As a candidate for the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, how do you plan to address and prioritize the funding needs of our Elections Office to mitigate the risks of burnout and prevent such mistakes? Can you provide specific commitments to ensuring that the Elections Office is well-equipped to handle the demands of upcoming elections without compromising on quality and accuracy. 

— Harry


Mike Wilson

Thank you for the question.


I share your concerns about election integrity and understand that having sufficient resources is necessary to achieve that. Therefore, making sure the Humboldt County Office of Elections has the resources necessary to ensure the efficiency, accuracy and integrity of our elections and voting systems is of the utmost importance to me. 


I believe the voters chose well in electing our Registrar of Voters, Juan Pablo Cervantes — he is extremely capable and committed to the integrity of the election process. I trust his leadership and the strategic guidance he provides to the Board of Supervisors, and will vote to provide the resources this department needs to carry out its mission.