Primary Voting Time! Here's How, Where and Why!


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It's primary season and today is your day to vote! If you're not sure where your polling place is, click here to find it. If you haven't sent your mail-in ballot, you can also drop it off there or at the county elections office.

Many local elected positions are being filled by incumbents without competition, including Sheriff William Honsal, District Attorney Maggie Fleming and Assessor Mari Wilson, although there is always the option to write in an alternative candidate. For elected positions, there has been a lot of chatter and coverage of many of the races, a breakdown of which you can find below.

First, Humboldt's first contested judgeship in decades, with attorneys Lathe Gill and Lawrence Killoran vying to win the seat of retiring Judge Dale Reinholtsen. The Journal quizzed the two men on their experience, goals and perspective on the challenges of the criminal justice system. You can find that coverage by clicking here.

Second, a surprisingly dynamic race for the seat of auditor-controller, with current Department of Health and Human Services accountant Michael Lorig taking on bureaucratic newcomer and current Assistant Auditor-Controller Karen Paz Domiguez for the county's top fiscal job. Coverage of that race can be found here.

Finally, the fight for the Fourth and Fifth Districts. In the north part of the county, incumbent Fifth District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg is fending off challenger Steve Madrone. For a Q&A on that race, click here.

In the Fourth District, Eureka residents Mary Ann Lyons and Dani Burkhart are squaring off against incumbent Virginia Bass. A full run down of  the race can be found here.

Bonus round! Are you curious about campaign finance information for these candidates? Check out our coverage here.

Want to know where the gubernatorial candidates stand on cannabis. Yeah, we got that, check right here.

So get out there and vote, Humboldt! The polls close at 8 p.m., and we will be covering the returns into the late hours. Make sure and check in with us throughout the night, and first thing tomorrow morning for the projected winners in each race. 

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