SACRAMENTO (AP) — California will allow voters to register on Election Day at all polling places in 2020.
Legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom expands conditional voter registration in the state. Voters who register conditionally on Election Day will not have their ballots counted until their registration has been verified.READ MORE: Blind Youth Football Player In Modesto Scores Touchdown In Team's Win
In the 2018 election more than 57,000 people cast ballots after registering in such a manner.READ MORE: Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries After Being Hit By Car In Sacramento
California’s voter registration period closes 15 days prior to Election Day. The conditional registration period is anytime between 14 days prior to an election and Election Day.
Democratic state Sen. Tom Umberg, the bill’s author, says most counties only offer such registration at a single site. He says expanding the option to every polling place will make voting more accessible.MORE NEWS: Wildfire Smoke Returns To Region As Folsom Renaissance Faire Returns
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