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California Now Requires Every Registered Voter Be Mailed a Ballot

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signs bill into state law

 on 28th September 2021 @ 5.00pm
gov  newsom signed the bill into law requiring every registered voter be mailed a ballot © press
Gov. Newsom signed the bill into law requiring every registered voter be mailed a ballot

California now requires every single registered voter in the state to be mailed a ballot for all future statewide elections.

On Monday, Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the legislation into state law to seal the deal.

State Assembly Bill 37 extends the pandemic-driven accommodation that ensures every voter in the state is automatically mailed a ballot.

The bill was set to expire on January 1, 2022, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The measure also maintains an extension of the date by which ballots must be received.

As opposed to a three-day deadline previously stipulated by law prior to recent amendments, the ballots will now continue to be allowed to arrive within seven days after election day.

every voter in california will now receive a ballot in the mail © press
Every voter in California will now receive a ballot in the mail

Newsom frame the move as giving "opportunity" to voters.

"Last year we took unprecedented steps to ensure all voters had the opportunity to cast a ballot during the pandemic and today we are making those measures permanent after record-breaking participation in the 2020 presidential election,” the governor said in a Monday statement.

The governor had to fight a lawsuit stemming from his support of the expansion of mail-in-voting, according to The Daily Caller.

Two Republican California assemblymen sued Newsom in June of 2020 over his executive order to send mail-in ballots to every voter, alleging an abuse of power.

the move comes despite concerns about the risk of voter fraud © press
The move comes despite concerns about the risk of voter fraud

Superior Court Judge Sarah Heckman ruled in favor of the lawsuit in November of 2020.

The Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento, however, overruled that decision in early May 2021.

The court stated that Newsom was within his rights to expand mail-in-voting during the pandemic.

California became the eighth vote-by-mail state in the nation.

The Golden State follows in the footsteps of Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and Washington, according to Ballotpedia.

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