Special Election Edition - October 2020 Eureka Chamber Membership News
Welcome to our special 2020 Election Newsletter edition.

I have an important and timely request.
One of the most important and powerful tools Humboldt County residents have is the power to vote. Unfortunately, only 60% of registered voters used their voice, and voted in our last elections, and not all eligible residents are registered to vote. 

With the November 3rd election just around the corner and with so much at stake we are dedicating this edition of our monthly newsletter to voter awareness.

If you are not currently registered to vote, the Humboldt County voter registration by mail or online deadline is October 19th 2020. 

In this newsletter we would like to share with you vital information including key dates, voting locations and other information you need to know.

This is not about telling someone who to vote for, this is about getting our community and residents involved in civics and in our future.

We want to share with you trustworthy sources of information.

I have a few asks. That is that you use your power to vote. Make a plan, and then VOTE. Share the information in this month’s newsletter with your employees, your families and friends. Encourage them to do some research to ensure that their voice counts for what they believe in.

The future of our city and county can be determined by you!
The Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce recently held a virtual Eureka City Council Candidate Forum designed to hear from the local candidates on questions of critical interest to the business community.
Election Key Dates and Deadlines

Election day is Nov. 3rd

Registration deadlines
Online: Oct. 19th
By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 19th
In person: Nov. 3rd

Vote by Mail Ballots
Mailed to all active voters
Request a replacement ballot by: Oct. 27th
Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3rd
Return in person early, and no later than 8:00 pm on Nov. 3rd

Early voting
Oct. 5 - Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

Additional information
Register early. If you miss the Oct 19th deadline, you can also register at the Office of Elections between Oct. 20th-Nov. 3rd, or at a Voter Assistance Center between Oct. 31st and Nov. 3rd. Register and vote early!
Conditional voter registration is a safety net for Californians who miss the deadline to register to vote or update their voter registration information. Voters can use the conditional voter registration process from the day after the deadline all the way through Election Day. Eligible citizens can go to their county election office, polling place, or vote center to register and vote conditionally. These ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process.

Special Message from Kelly Sanders, Humboldt County Clerk, Recorder and Registrar of Voters:

Absentee Ballots is a term of the past. They are now called Vote by Mail Ballots. All active registered voters in Humboldt County will receive a ballot in the mail. If a voter makes a mistake on their ballot or misplaces their ballot, the deadline to request a replacement ballot is October 27.

Voters should turn their ballot in early! Vote by Mail Ballots are the first ballots processed and reported on Election Night.

Vote early and avoid lines! If you want to vote in person, you must bring your Vote by Mail Ballot to the Voter Assistance Center to surrender so you can vote a precinct ballot.
Ballot Measures: A Business Perspective

The November 3 general election is just weeks away, and a number of the ballot measures will have a significant impact on jobs and the state of the economy. As your employees and colleagues review the ballot, they may find it helpful to learn about the business perspective on the November propositions.
Thursday, October 15th
from 5:30-7:00 pm

Join us for this month's virtual mixer hosted by Premier Member, Coast Central Credit Union. You'll get the opportunity to hear from Guest Speaker, Kelly Sanders of the Humboldt County Office of Elections, network, get Chamber updates, and win cool prizes!

Chamber Members, their employees, and those interested in joining are invited to attend.
Learn more about Kelly Sanders HERE
Mixer Drink Recipes from Humboldt Craft Spirits!
September Mixer Recap:

Networking | Guest Speakers | Education

Linda Wise highlighted Recology’s commitment to solutions for Humboldt County’s waste and recycling challenges.

Recology’s facilities annually process approximately 2.8 million tons of community generated waste!!
Check out recordings of the Virtual Mixers HERE!
Learn YouTube for Business

Join us for a lively and informative webinar on

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

You'll learn how to setup a YouTube channel, create promotional video content, correctly format videos, and much more.

The Chamber has all of our recent Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies on video and you can see them HERE: Ribbon Cuttings 2020 
Idyath Yassem - Solar Consultant
Nominations Open for Board Election
Nominations are now being accepted at the chamber offices from chamber members in good standing interested in serving on the Eureka Chamber Board of Directors.

Six new board members will be elected to serve three-year terms, which begin January of 2021. Written nominations must be received at the Chamber on or before October 15, 2020.
The Workplace: a Podcast by CalChamber: New Law Creates Supplemental Sick Leave
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss AB 1867, which establishes COVID-19-related supplemental paid sick leave for some employees and took effect on September 19, 2020.
Chamber Members are welcome to submit articles to the Eureka Chamber Review. The Eureka Chamber Review is published monthly and has a distribution of over 1,100 subscribers!

Chamber news submissions should be emailed to susan@eurekachamber.com.