You might’ve heard that California’s presidential primary, for once, could actually matter this time around. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you can just stroll into a poll this June and weigh in.
The latest San Diego Decides is all about voting — what needs to happen before you can vote in the primary, how voting is changing and some of the controversies surrounding how votes are counted.
Hosts Sara Libby and Ry Rivard speak with Rep. Susan Davis, who has for years been pushing a bill that would allow any eligible voter to vote by mail. Californians can vote by mail easily, but folks in many other states have to jump through onerous hurdles like producing a doctor’s note or proving they’ll be on vacation on Election Day.
“If you actually get sick on Election Day, you probably didn’t know you were going to get sick, which means you probably didn’t go to the doctor in order to get a permission slip so that you can vote by mail,” Davis said.
Also on the show: Vince Hall, executive director of the Future of California Elections, a group charged with modernizing the voting process in California.
Hall talks about some of the latest reforms to the voting process and why you still won’t be able to vote online anytime soon.