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AB-293 Vote by mail ballots.(2011-2012)

Senate:
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Cmt
2nd
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Pass
Assembly:
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Cmt
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3rd
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-293
Hill (A)
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Vote by mail ballots.
03/12/11
An act to amend Section 3019 of the Elections Code, relating to elections.
Assembly
08/22/11

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/06/11 Vetoed by Governor.
08/24/11 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.
08/18/11 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
08/18/11 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 3. Page 1966.).
07/13/11 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 293 without my signature.

This bill requires county elections officials to establish a free access system where vote-by-mail voters can find out whether their ballot was counted, and if it was not counted, the reason why.

I support the author's goal of informing vote-by-mail voters of the status of their ballot, but, in view of California's severe fiscal challenges, I believe restraint must be exercised with regard to any new state mandates. Under existing law, local governments can implement this type of database on their own. In fact, many counties have done so.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.