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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:44 PM

Touting High Turnout, Vote-by-Mail Advocates Seek Permanent Change to California Elections

With fights brewing in state legislatures across the country over proposed restrictions on voting, California lawmakers are moving in the opposite direction advancing an expansion of mail-in voting that would transform future elections in the state.

In 2020, California enacted a universal vote-by-mail system, with supporters arguing that the policy was crucial to prevent voters from crowding and spreading COVID-19 at the polls.

But with the pandemic waning in the state, advocates are pointing to the historic turnout and smooth administration of last year's election in California, in a bid to make those voting changes permanent.

"If your goal is to increase turnout, mailing a ballot to every voter probably accomplishes most of the turnout benefits," said Eric McGhee, senior fellow with the Public Policy Institute of California, which released a study this week detailing the turnout effects of mail-in voting.

Read more: https://www.kqed.org/news/11869522/touting-voter-turnout-vote-by-mail-advocates-seek-permanent-change-to-california-elections

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:56 PM

1. It is undemocratic that it is easier to vote in Colorado than in almost every other state.

We absolutely need some standardization across the land.

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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:56 PM

2. Sounds good to me!

My husband and I had never voted by mail before, and we were very happy with our experience.

I'd love to see this implemented state-wide.

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Sun Apr 18, 2021, 03:02 PM

3. voting by mail is so damn easy...

and it also gives you the time to research candidates and the all important Propositions, here in California...

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