Supervisors set to adopt Voters’ Choice Act today

A voter turns in a Riverside County ballot. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
RIVERSIDE  - The Board of Supervisors is slated today to adopt all provisions of the California Voters' Choice Act, making Riverside County the 16th county to change its election processes to ensure a ballot is mailed to every registered voter -- regardless of whether an election is local, state or federal -- while still allowing for in-person voting if a resident prefers. The VCA, introduced as Assembly Bill 37 during the most recent legislative session, was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 27 and permits counties to opt in or opt out of some of the requirements. Riverside County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Spencer stated in documents posted to the board's agenda Tuesday that if the county continued to operate outside the VCA, costs would escalate due to a mandate that cou
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