AB 860:

Vote by Mail Ballots for All California Voters


Assemblymember Marc Berman

Codified the Governor’s Executive Order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which required every county to mail every registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot, which allowed voters the option to vote safely from home if they chose, relieving capacity and reducing crowds at in-person voting locations. AB 860 also extended the period after Election Day for late arriving vote-by-mail ballots to be counted, required counties to make ballot tracking available to voters to track their vote-by-mail ballots arrival to their county registrar's office. AB 860 became effective immediately when signed into law by Governor Newsom on June 18th, 2020.

Bill info from the legislature
Issues: Voter Access

CLCV Supported

Top Priority Bill

Top Priority Bill


Passed Assembly 68-8

Passed Senate 31-10

Passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom

VOTE EVENT: Vote in Assembly Elections & Redistricting Committee, June 16, 2020Status: Passed

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted negatively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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