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Editor:

It's official! All registered voters in the State of California will receive a ballot in the mail for the Nov. 3 election, even if they didn't check the vote-by-mail box on their voter registration application ("The Biggest Challenge," July 2).

To be ready to vote, make sure your mailing address is correct, and it may be different from your home address. Your home address determines what precinct you vote in and what local candidates you vote for.

Besides a change of address, you may have changed your name, citizenship status or become of voting age since the last election. If so, you need to re-register or register to vote. If you are 17 years old but will turn 18 years old on or before Election Day (Nov. 3), you can register and vote.

The Humboldt County Registrar at 2426 Sixth St. Eureka is following COVID-19 rules with a limited number of visitors at one time. They would be happy to answer your questions at 445-7481. If you request it, a voter registration application will be mailed to you. The red box you sign on the voter registration application is an affidavit. This is your legal signature. Be sure to sign your ballot exactly like you did on your voter registration application.

You can also register online by visiting registertovote.ca.gov voterstatus.sos.ca.gov or sos.ca.gov/elections/castudentsvote.

Ballots will be mailed to voters in early October. If you plan to vote, act now!

Christine Will, Hydesville

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