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Improving the Vote-by-Mail Process


Vote-by-mail balloting is a popular option among California voters. In the November 2012 election, for the first time a majority of California voters cast vote-by-mail ballots in a statewide general election.

Preliminary research indicates that the leading causes for VBM ballots being rejected are because they arrive too late to be counted, lack envelope signatures, or signatures can't be verified.

The California Voter Foundation is working to improve California's vote-by-mail process through voter education, outreach, research and administrative improvements. Below are resources to help inform vote-by-mail reform effort, including CVF's 2014 report, Improving California's Vote-by-Mail Process: A Three-County Study.




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This page was first published on August 14, 2013 | Last updated on October 13, 2015
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