The MAJORITY of voters who participate in elections in California do so by MAIL. The evidence continues to grow.
In the June 2 Redwood City Elementary School District Election, 68% of the voters voted by mail. In the May 19 Consolidated Special Statewide Election, 64.8% of the voters voted by mail.
In California, 64.5% of the voters cast their ballot by mail in the May 19th special election.
It’s time for change. Registrars should be given the flexibility to conduct elections by mail if their local Board of Supervisors approves the approach.
San Mateo County would save about 30% in election costs. And elections are costly to conduct. At a time when the state is slashing programs, shutting parks and according to the Controller, will be out of money by July 29, this idea is a no-brainer.
Let counties save real money by choosing opting to conduct elections by mail – as long as the locals support it.