It happened today, in California at least, as Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered ballots to be mailed to the state’s voting population – 20.6 million people (and this number will grow) for the upcoming November election! For those who must vote in person, and hopefully you can quickly adapt to the new process of voting by mail, Newsom is imposing new, stricter rules.
This action marks the first time in California’s history that every registered voter is mailed a ballot.
Public health matters and NONE of us know what to expect in November. Why not plan ahead now for what is likely going to be a time where people are still infecting others with Covid-19?
Great job Gavin Newsom and Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
Say goodbye to long lines, the chaos that you at times you run into when trying to vote with address changes, different polling locations, etc. and unsafe situations posed by the pandemic.
If you are a disabled voter, show up in person. If not, please just fill out your ballot and mail it in. And you can track it every step of the way with emails and text messages. Plus you don’t even need a stamp.
Right now, this is only for the November 2020 election. But maybe California can join the five other states that have permanent all-mail elections.
California changed absentee voting rules in 2002 and allows voters to request permanent vote-by-mail REGARDLESS of the reason. You don’t need to be on vacation or have any other reason.
We’re still far away from everyone voting either in person or by mail, so enjoy the time saved and not only vote by mail but vote early!
If you need any CA State voting information, visit the CA Elections website.
Happy Friday all!