Click here to see the new Voter’s Choice Act informational video produced by Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office.
“In counties implementing the Voter’s Choice Act, voters will now have more options for when, where, and how they cast a ballot,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “We want voters to be informed about expanded early voting opportunities, secure ballot drop-boxes available throughout the county, and full service vote centers for those who prefer to vote in person or who need assistance. This new video will help voters take advantage of these exciting new improvements.”
In 2018, all registered voters in these counties will automatically be sent a ballot 28 days prior to Election Day. Voters will be able to return their ballot by mail, deliver it to a drop-off location, or cast it in-person at any vote center in the county.
In December, Secretary of State Alex Padilla unveiled a Voter’s Choice Act website: voterschoice.sos.ca.gov. The new website has useful information about the Voter’s Choice Act, a calendar of key dates, and a tool kit for stakeholders and voters interested in learning more. The Secretary of State will partner with county registrars and community organizations in participating counties to inform voters about the election improvements.
The Voter’s Choice Act (SB 450), a landmark election reform measure, was sponsored by Secretary Padilla and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016.