V. Legislative Updates
California: Senate Bill 450 now awaits the signature (or veto) of Gov. Jerry Brown (D). Under the approved legislation, California would move to the Colorado-model of running elections with all vote-by-mail and election day vote centers for those who still like the idea of casting their ballot in person. If signed into law beginning in 2018 counties would mail every voter a ballot, offer drop box locations countywide and provide vote center locations for registration and voting up to 10 days before an election.
Another bill awaiting Brown’s signature is Assembly Bill 1921. This bill removes language in existing law that prohibits anyone other than an immediate family member from submitting a ballot on behalf of a voter. The bill allows anyone to submit a ballot on behalf of anyone else and also does not limit the number of ballots that one person may submit.