SLO County will revert to traditional voting for future elections
San Luis Obispo County
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif .– The San Luis Obispo County Supervisory Board has decided to revert to the traditional method of polling stations and constituencies for future elections in the county.
Due to Covid-19, a new and different model was used in the general election last November, with all registered voters in the county receiving a ballot in the mail. These ballots could be returned by mail, dropped off at newly established voter service centers or in person at the county clerk’s office.
SLO County registered a record 88% turnout for the November general election, which was the fourth highest in the state.
A recent poll by the SLO County Clerk’s Office showed that the vast majority of registered voters preferred the current method of postal voting.
County supervisors have heard hours of public comment from voters seeking to maintain the postal voting model and others seeking to revert to the traditional model of polling stations and constituencies on Election Day and to vote by mail in option.
The supervisory board has decided to return to the traditional model for future elections with postal voting.
The Council will bring back the sensitive issue for further discussion at a future meeting regarding voter identification requirements, postmark requirements and same-day voter registration.
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