California lawmakers are taking another look at the postmark requirements that ensure your vote-by-mail ballot gets counted.
Currently, a ballot must arrive in the registrar’s office before polls close on Election Day in order to count.
Under legislation that was introduced Wednesday, any ballot that is postmarked by Election Day would count.
Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert today pointed out that critics are skeptical of the idea because it is written in a way to take effect by November — when Californians will weigh Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax proposal.
Longtime readers may remember that Riverside County had more than 12,500 late arriving ballots after the June 2010 primary. Officials blamed a communication problem with the post office, and a Riverside County Superior Court judge ultimately decided they had to be counted.