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SB-970 Vote by mail voting.(2009-2010)

Senate:
Int
1st
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Pass
Veto
Died
Assembly:
1st
Cmt
2nd
Cmt
2nd
3rd
Pass
Bill Status
SB-970
Corbett (S)
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Fong (A) , Hancock (S) , Mendoza (A) , Saldana (A) , Swanson (A)
Vote by mail voting.
03/08/10
An act to add and repeal Article 6 (commencing with Section 12290) to Chapter 3 of Division 12 of the Elections Code, relating to elections.
Senate
08/30/10
08/20/10

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Died
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
11/30/10 Died on file.
09/27/10 In Senate. To unfinished business. (Veto)
09/25/10 Vetoed by Governor.
09/03/10 Enrolled. To Governor at 11:45 a.m.
08/25/10 Senate concurs in Assembly amendments. (Ayes 23. Noes 11. Page 4908.) To enrollment.
Governor's Veto Message














To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 970 without my signature.

While I support efforts to encourage college students to participate in elections, this bill is unnecessary. Current law provides sufficient flexibility for voters that vote by mail to return their ballots in a timely manner. Creating a voluntary pilot program to set up a drop off location for vote by mail ballots on select college campuses creates unnecessary cost pressures for the Secretary of State and local elections officials.

A citizen's right to vote also comes with certain responsibilities, particularly to ensure that his or her ballot is submitted on time. Many Californians with busy schedules make the time to vote. The vote by mail option allows voters to complete their ballot at their convenience and to return it by mail, in person at the county elections office, or at any polling place in their county on Election Day. I believe these options provide the flexibility for all voters, including college students, to return their ballots.

Consequently I am unable to sign this bill.

Sincerely,



Arnold Schwarzenegger