SACRAMENTO, Calif. - On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that permits vote-by-mail procedures to be used in three upcoming special elections in an effort to protect the public's health and safety during the coronavirus outbreak.
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The order also extends the deadline for ballot counting, tabulation, and other responsibilities related to the official canvass of California’s Presidential Primary Election that could undermine social distancing practices. It also suspends the timeframes for public hearings required by political subdivisions that are in the process of changing from an at-large method of election to district elections.