CA early voting and the prez contest

A nice story in the San Diego Union-Tribune on absentee balloting and the California presidential primary. Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the routine:

  • Between 25-45% of voters in various California counties vote absentee
  • “Sample” ballots for the Feb 5th primary and actual absentee ballots will be mailed on Jan 7th. In-person absentee begins on that day, 29 days before the Feb 5th primary
  • This precedes at least five major primaries, and for those really on the ball, they can vote the day before New Hampshire!

And a nice closing quote from Thad Kousser of UCSD: “More and more people are doing it,” Kousser said, “but what hasn’t changed is that the vast majority of people who vote absentee vote the weekend before Election Day or on Election Day.”