A handful of counties in the State are using a new election model to try to make voting easier and more convenient. Our capitol bureau reporter Ashley Zavala explains the “Voters Choice Act” and how it’s working out for some counties so far.
Voting centers in Sacramento were bustling monday, but not with voters filling out ballots.
Stephen Doris Poll Inspector, “Today we probably did more people within the first hour than we did Saturday or Sunday”
Sacramento along with San Mateo, Madera, Nevada and Napa counties participate in the voters choice act.
In advance of the election, each registered voter in those counties got a ballot in the mail and had access to dozens of drop boxes and early voting centers sprinkled throughout the city.
Alex Rodriguez a voter said, “this was my first time voting this way and I will never go back to standing in line again. You take your time before you get here, you fill everything out, you do your research. it took five seconds when I walked from my car to there.”
The latest data from the Secretary of State’s office shows as of sunday 86,000 voters in the participating counties used the drop boxes, while more than 250,000 mailed back their ballots.
With sacramento being the model’s most populous participant poll inspectors say all eyes in the State are on the Capitol city.