A number of satellite offices, drop-off boxes and drive-thru options are popping up in Turlock throughout the course of October and into November to ensure that every ballot is counted come election day.
For the first time ever, all registered voters in Stanislaus County will receive their ballot in the mail for the upcoming election on Nov. 3 following legislation signed in June by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Assembly Bill 860 requires all California counties to send a ballot to eligible voters in advance of the general election. Voting by mail is nothing new in Stanislaus County, where about 77 percent of registered voters already cast their ballots by mail. Stanislaus County was also the first county in California to ever vote by mail, thanks to a pilot project authorized in a bill passed by the 1993 Legislature and signed into law by then-governor Pete Wilson.
During an interview with the Journal in August, Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters Donna Linder said that jumping from 77 percent to 100 percent of voters participating in the election by mail won’t sway affect the results or its process, which has consistently remained secure throughout the years.
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