California Unveils New ‘Ballot’ For Recall Election
The State of California has a new ballot to “help” disabled voters and speed up the voting process.
Just in time for Newsom’s recall election voters will be able to prepare their ballot at home and mail it in.
What could possibly go wrong?
The state is giving voters two options:
The first is called “Remote Accessible Vote-By-Mail (RAVBM),” that will let the voter fill their ballot online, print it out and mail it in.
The second option, available in LA County, is the Interactive Sample Ballot (ISB). The voter would fill out a sample ballot online, then print or display a “poll pass” with a QR code, which would then be scanned by a “Ballot Marking Device” at a polling place.
California Secretary of State, reported that the RAVBM system was designed for the November 2020 election and is being prepared to be used for the Newsom recall election on September 14th.
According to the Secretary of State’s office there were “four certified RAVBM systems” for the November 2020 elections: “Five Cedars Group Alternate Format Ballot v5.2.1, Democracy Live Secure Select 1.2.2, Dominion Voting Systems Dominion ImageCast Remote 5.10A, and Los Angeles County Voting Solution for All People Interactive Sample Ballot 2.5.” Though RAVBM is designed for voters with disabilities, “any voter” could request to use it in 2020.
Meanwhile, the California GOP has decided to keep the eye on the prize to recall Newsom.
The party decided that they are not going to endorse a candidate, they want Newsom recalled. Party leaders do not want voters staying home because of an endorsement.
“The polls are showing that the recall is in a statistical tie, and we cannot afford to discourage voters who are passionate about a particular candidate, yet may not vote because their favored candidate didn’t receive the endorsement,” Republican National Committee members Harmeet Dhillon and Shawn Steel.
A recent poll has found that 51% of Californias would vote to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom.