California state leaders considering making vote-by-mail permanent

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State leaders are considering making vote-by-mail permanent across California.

It was done for this election statewide because of the coronavirus pandemic.

California Voter Foundation president Kim Alexander tells KNX 1070 News vote-by-mail increases voter turnout but there are some issues that need to be addressed.

Alexander also says vote-by-mail is expensive for counties so the state will need to help them with funding.

"Younger voters are having a harder time with successfully casting vote-by-mail ballots. They have several factors working against them. They are new to voting. They are not accustomed to making signatures and they are not familiar with using the U.S. Mail," Alexander says.

Voters in Los Angeles and Orange Counties now get mail ballots for all elections but still have the option to vote in-person.