Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill sending mail ballot to every active California voter - San Francisco Chronicle

SACRAMENTO — California will take the unprecedented step of mailing a ballot to every active registered voter this fall after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday intended to protect the November election against potential disruption by the coronavirus pandemic.

AB860 will also require county officials to count any ballot that is received within 17 days of the election, as long as it’s postmarked by election day. That’s two weeks longer than under current law, which sets a cutoff of the Friday after the election.

Legislature Approves Berman’s Vote By Mail Bill

SACRAMENTO – The California State Legislature has approved Assembly Bill 860, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), which would require county elections officials to mail active registered voters a ballot for the General Election this November. The bill cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature today, passing out of the Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Assemblymember Marc Berman Joins State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, San Diego County Office of Education, and LivingWorks to Announce Suicide Prevention Training Initiative for California Teachers and Students

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education, is launching a free online suicide prevention training program available to middle and high school staff and students throughout the state.

Assemblymember Berman and Senator Umberg Respond to Temporary Suspension of Governor Newsom’s Vote-by-Mail Order

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Senator Tom Umberg (D-Orange County) released the following statements in response to Sutter County Superior Court Judge Perry Parker’s issuance of a temporary restraining order blocking Governor Newsom’s recent executive order that requires California voters to be mailed vote-by-mail ballots for the November General election and requir

Do Californians support mail-in voting? Survey says: Yes - Sacramento Bee

As California inches closer to the November election, new survey results suggest that nearly three-quarters of likely voters support a move to mail-in ballots opposed by President Donald Trump and Republican leaders.

The Public Policy Institute of California’s latest survey, which polled 1,706 adults statewide in late May, shows an “overwhelming majority” support such a policy.

Voters’ views differ by political party, however.

Berman’s Vote By Mail Bill Clears First Hurdle

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting, is authoring legislation that would require every registered voter in California to be mailed a ballot for the 2020 General Election.