September 1, 2012

Update on Election Bills

THERE WERE some 98 bills passed by the California legislature before the Friday deadline. It doesn't look like any of the election reform bills mentioned in the previous article passed.

So, Assembly Bill 1436 that would have allowed for Election Day registration, is dead as is Assembly Bill 2054, that would have allowed an absentee voter to return their vote by mail ballot at any polling place in the state on Election Day. And finally, Assembly Bill 1466 that would have loosened the rules on ballots that don't arrive at the Registrar's office on Election Day, is also DOA.

Election reforms like these will obviously come up again. It's only a matter of time.

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