Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

CA Removing All Limits On Who Can Drop Off Your Ballot on Election Day

Californians will be able to legally hand off their sealed ballot to anyone to mail or deliver in person under a new law signed Thursday.

Assembly Bill 1921, written by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), removes language in State Election law that limits the delivery of a voter's ballot to close family or household members.

It also repeals, starting in Local Elections in 2017 and the next Statewide Election in 2018, the current ban on a volunteer campaign worker from gathering as many ballots as possible from voters for delivery to Elections officials. The only restriction is that a Campaign official cannot be paid to gather and deliver ballots.

While other states also have more liberal laws on who can deliver a voter's ballot, those states usually place a limit on how many ballots can be delivered by a single person. The law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown places no such restrictions.

Supporters of the new law said that limits on who could deliver a voter's ballot were an unnecessary obstacle in an era when millions more Californians are choosing to cast their ballots by mail.

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker


This post first appeared on The Independent View, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

CA Removing All Limits On Who Can Drop Off Your Ballot on Election Day


Subscribe to The Independent View

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription