Save Paper — Get Your Sample Ballot Online
[The headline has been corrected. It initially suggested “Save a Tree — Get Your Sample Ballot Online.” Sample ballots are printed on recycled paper, so it’s entirely possible that no trees will be saved by your opting out of the sample ballot mailing. Isn’t that helpful to know? Why not order two?]
According to a press release from the county’s elections department, you can now opt out of receiving your sample ballot booklet in the mail and choose to view it online instead.
Go to http://co.humboldt.ca.us/election and click on Sample Ballot Options in the left margin. Use the online options form by clicking Sample Ballot Booklet – Opt-Out/Opt-In Form. You’ll need to provide your name, address, and either the last four digits of your Social Security number or your driver’s license or identity card number.
Opt-out requests received by September 13th will take effect for the Presidential election; anything later will not take effect until the next scheduled election.