California Considers Election Changes That Colorado Has Also Tried09:45

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The California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Mathieu Thouvenin/Flickr)

California lawmakers have until next week to pass major changes in how future elections there might be run.

Senate Bill 450 would allow for a major expansion of mail-in ballots. And if counties opt in to the changes, thousands of neighborhood polling places would be closed.

In their place, voting centers would be set up in places like downtown business districts, and people could register to vote on the same day that they cast their ballot, not just on Election Day. In 2013, Colorado enacted mail-in voting and voting centers similar to the ones California is now considering.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Dean Logan of Los Angeles County and Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.


Dean Logan, Los Angeles County registrar-recorder and county clerk. He tweets @LACountyRRCC.

Megan Verlee, reporter for Colorado Public Radio. She tweets @CPRverlee.

This segment aired on August 25, 2016.

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