The California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) was passed in 2016.
Our home county, Santa Clara County, home to the fourth largest Filipino/a population in the Golden State will be implementing the VCA, beginning in our March 2020 Preliminary Elections and of course, our November 2020 General Election.
The law will modernize our state’s voting system with more options on casting ballots and engaging in our electoral process.
What this means for Santa Clara County voters:
- Every voter will be mailed a ballot.
- In-person early voting will begin 28 days before each election.
- Previous polling centers will be replaced with “Vote Centers”, meaning that residents can visit any Vote Center to perform the following: vote in-person, drop off their ballot, vote using an accessible voting machine, receive help/voting material in multiple languages, register and/or update their voter information.
At this time, the following California counties are also participating in the state’s newly-adopted VCA:
- El Dorado
- Santa Clara*
- San Mateo
- Los Angeles
- Orange County