Gov. Gavin Newsom Makes Universal Vote-by-Mail Permanent in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom Makes Universal Vote-by-Mail Permanent in California


Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday signed legislation making universal vote-by-mail a permanent staple in California, celebrating it as a victory of “increasing voter access.”

On Monday, Newsom signed Assembly Bill 37, which requires a mail-in ballot to be mailed to every registered voter in the state. This makes the Golden State the eighth state in the union to implement this type of law.

“As states across our country continue to enact undemocratic voter suppression laws, California is increasing voter access, expanding voting options and bolstering elections integrity and transparency,” Newsom claimed, bragging of the “unprecedented steps” taken last year, making universal mail-in voting a widespread reality during the pandemic.

“Today we are making those measures permanent after record-breaking participation in the 2020 presidential election,” the Democrat, who recently survived a recall attempt, added.

Assembly member Marc Berman (D), who authored the bill, extended utmost gratitude to Newsom

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