BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF ASSEMBLY BILL 624 (MONNING),
RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, that
WHEREAS, under current law establishes the number of registered voters per precinct at 1000; and
WHEREAS, in high turnout elections only about 50 percent of the electorate goes to the polls to vote; and
WHEREAS, in lower turnout elections only about 15 percent of electors go to the polls; and
WHEREAS, precincts typically only serve a maximum of 250 voters on high turnout elections and less for lower turnout elections; and
WHEREAS, there are currently approximately 6 million voters (32 percent) statewide registered as permanent absentee, including 43 percent of voters in San Mateo County, and
WHEREAS, Assembly Bill 624 (Monning) would allow counties to reduce the number of required voting precincts by subtracting out the number of permanent vote by mail voters and resizing the precinct boundaries and allow; and .
WHEREAS, Assembly Bill 624 (Monning) would allow counties the ability to move polling locations from areas with a high concentration of Permanent Vote By Mail Voters and few poll voters into areas with low concentrations of Permanent Vote By Mail Voters and higher levels of poll workers.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ORDERED that the Board of Supervisors by the adoption of this resolution hereby supports Assembly Bill 624 (Monning) regarding election precincts.
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