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All California Voters To Get Ballots Mailed To Them

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Every registered California voter will get a ballot mailed to them in future elections under a bill signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The law makes permanent a change adopted during the pandemic for the 2020 election and the recent recall against Newsom.

California, the nation’s most populous state, joins several other Western states in mailing all voters ballots, including Utah, Colorado, Washington and Oregon.

Republicans who hold a minority in the state legislature opposed the expansion of voting by mail.

Under the new law, ballots in California must go out at least 29 days before the election. Voters still have the option to drop off their ballot or vote in person.

Before the pandemic, many Californians were already voting by mail.

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