While several states like Oregon already mail out ballots to voters, Californians must still choose to opt-in to vote-by-mail. Otherwise, they will vote in person.
It’s an enormous undertaking for the state, but some counties are prepared. Siskiyou County said most of its voters already use mail-in ballots.
The trouble will be finding people to man the booths for people who choose to vote in person.
“I imagine a lot of people will not be interested working out in the public not knowing what November is going to look like,” said Laura Bynum, county-registrar for Siskiyou County. “A lot can change between now and then, it seems to be changing on a daily basis.”
The governor also gave California’s secretary of state a month to draft a plan on how counties should approach voting by mail for this election.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.