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Govs Get It Done: California Gov. Gavin Newsom Expands Access to Ballot Box

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New law allows for same-day voter registration at every polling location

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Tuesday making same-day voter registration available at every polling location in the state. Same-day registration had previously been available in 2018 at only select voting locations.  The law, aimed at increasing voter participation, will go into effect in time for all 2020 contests.
Gov. Newsom is the third Democratic governor to sign same-day registration into law this year, joining Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Read more about California’s exciting new law:
Los Angeles Times: Californians can register to vote on election day at any polling place under new law
Californians will be able to register to vote on election day at local polling places and voting centers under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, a potentially significant step toward boosting turnout in key contests next year.
AP: New California law expands same-day voter registration
California will allow voters to register on Election Day at all polling places in 2020.
Legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom expands conditional voter registration in the state. Voters who register conditionally on Election Day will not have their ballots counted until their registration has been verified.