From the CFRW Legislative Analyst Team:
Gretchen Cox, Elaine Freeman, Lou Ann Flaherty, & Val Emick
PLEASE READ THIS AND CONTACT YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS today or tomorrow (MONDAY, FEB. 8) TO URGE THEM NOT TO SUPPORT SB 29!!!!!
On Tuesday, February 9, at 10:00 a.m., SB-29-Elections/Vote By Mail Ballots is set for a hearing. This bill would take effect immediately upon passage and will mandate the extension of all mail-in voting, for any election held before Jan. 1, 2022. THIS MEANS ANY RECALL ELECTION WOULD BE HELD BY MAIL-IN VOTING, using COVID as a reason, just as our November 2020 election was.
Here is part of the bill summary:
- SB 29, as amended, Umberg. Elections: vote by mail ballots. Existing law required county elections officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for the November 3, 2020, statewide general election. Existing law, for the November 3, 2020, statewide general election, also required county elections officials to use a specified Secretary of State vote by mail tracking system or a system that meets the same specifications.
- This bill would extend these requirements to all elections proclaimed or conducted prior to January 1, 2022. By requiring
acounty election official to mail a ballot to every registered voter, and to track those ballots, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
- This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
- This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
- Click here to read the entire bill.
- Click here to find your legislators.
- Contact your legislators BY FEBRUARY 8 and urge them NOT TO SUPPORT SB29.
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