Governor signs order expanding vote-by-mail options, extending deadlines for Presidential Primary Canvass
–California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order to permit vote-by-mail procedures to be used in three upcoming special elections, aiming to protect public health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The order also extends the deadlines for ballot counting, tabulation, and other responsibilities related to the official canvass of California’s Presidential Primary Election that could risk undermining social distancing measures, and suspends the timeframes for public hearings required by political subdivisions that are in the process of changing from an at-large method of election to district elections.
A copy of the Governor’s executive order can be found here and the text of the order can also be found here.
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