San Diego Registrar of Voters explains mail in ballots

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill in June to require county officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for the November election, cementing into law the Democratic governor’s earlier order to mail out ballots statewide in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Registrar of Voters Michael Vu joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss mail in ballots and casting votes via the U.S. Postal system.

The change is supported by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, the state’s chief elections officer.

“Expanding vote-by-mail statewide is a necessity to protect our right to vote and our public health,” Padilla said in a statement. “Voting by mail has worked safely and securely in California for decades. Mailing every voter a ballot for this election is simply common sense.”

In-person voting places will remain available for those who might need them.

 

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