Early voting in CA in 2006

As some of you know, certified figures for non precinct place voting have been very slow to emerge from the states. We have been trying to assemble these at EVIC and have been stymied in at least 20 states. Many are waiting until the EAC’s current election day survey is due in mid March.

California just released it’s figures, and they report 42% absentee balloting in 2006, with 16 counties (out of 58) having more absentee voters than precinct place voters.

Judy Lin of the Sacramento Bee provides a nice overview of voting by mail (absentee) in CA, and the disagreements over making is mandatory statewide.