Often, we mean to vote, but life gets in the way. Working parents, people with disabilities, people working three jobs and overseas voters can’t always get to the polls. In June of 2014 alone, about 23,220 vote-by-mail ballots cast by Californians were delivered too late to be counted!
That's why we're thrilled to announce that Governor Brown has signed legislation
allowing mail ballots to be counted in elections if they are postmarked by Election Day and received within three days afterward. SB 29
, authored by Senator Lou Correa
(D-Santa Ana), would allow vote-by-mail ballots postmarked by Election Day and received within three days after the polls closed to be counted. Eleven other states have extended the deadline for returning vote-by-mail ballots. Now you can submit your ballot on Election Day, without worrying whether your vote will count. This is a victory for California voters. Thank you, Senator Correa and thank you, Governor Brown!