March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election Ballot Processing and Election Results Reporting Update

Press release from the Humboldt County Elections Office: 

Humboldt County Voters Choice Act logoAs Election Day approaches, the Humboldt County Registrar of Voters understands voters have interest in receiving updates on ballot processing and election results for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election.

The Humboldt County Office of Elections is committed to ensuring the transparency of the electoral process. As part of this commitment, the Elections Office is reporting a total of 14,700 ballots, out of 83,019 registered Humboldt County voters, have been received and processed as of Friday, March 1.

Election Results Reporting
Election results reporting is anticipated to begin on election night at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. After the first election night report, additional reports will be made public every hour until all ballots are returned from Humboldt County Vote Centers. It should be noted that some election night updates may not reflect changes in the results.

Following election night, unofficial updates will be released weekly, beginning Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m., with following updates every Thursday at 2 p.m. until the election is certified.

The election’s canvass period, beginning Thursday, March 7, allows a 30-day window from Election Day to ensure all legal votes are counted accurately. This period includes critical steps like confirming voter eligibility and performance of the manual tally of one percent of all precincts. Certification procedures include verifying each mail-in ballot’s signature, processing provisional and conditional ballots and accommodating late-arriving ballots, which can be accepted up to Tuesday, March 12 if postmarked by Election Day.

The Office of Elections maintains its commitment to transparency and accuracy and aims to complete the certification of this election by Thursday, Apr. 4.

For more information on ballot processing or election results reporting, please call 707-445-7481 or email [email protected].

To check your voter registration status, figure out your voting options or find a Voter Center or ballot drop box location near you, visit

About the Humboldt County Office of Elections
The Humboldt County Office of Elections is dedicated to conducting fair, accurate and transparent elections, ensuring the voice of the community is heard and that electoral integrity is maintained. The Elections Office is committed to upholding the democratic process, providing reliable information and maintaining an open line of communication with the public. For more information, visit


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Mr. Clark
Mr. Clark
1 month ago

You know we have trust issues?

D'Tucker Jebs
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

It’s quite evident here in the comment sections.
But, just like dealing with a person with an irrational fear of bugs,
no amount of fact or logic is likely to assuage those fears.