(PLACERVILLE, CA) -- El Dorado County's Registrar of Voters, Bill O'Neill is holding three town hall meetings to explain the 11-day and four-day voting centers that will be implemented in 2020 as a result of the passage of the Voters Choice Act, Senate Bill 450.
According to the Senate Bill 450 formula of one vote center per every 50,000 residents operating 11 days and one four-day vote center for every 10,000 voters prior to Election Day, El Dorado County must have a total of 13 vote centers. Additionally, SB 450 requires one drop box for every 15,000 voters, meaning there will be nine drop boxes in the County.
"While we must have vote centers, the legislation does allow each county to decide for itself where they will be located," said O'Neill.
The town halls are an opportunity for O'Neill to educate residents about the legislation and seek input on the desired vote center locations.
"Vote centers provide more convenience than polling places, as voters can vote at any center in the County," said O'Neill. "They can also receive services they could previously only get at the elections office."
The first meeting will be held Monday, May 20th at the Board of Supervisors chambers at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville; the second meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21st at the Lake Tahoe Community College Aspen Room at 1 College Drive; the third meeting is scheduled for Thursday May 23rd at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station at 1050 Wilson Blvd, El Dorado Hills. All meetings begin at 6:00 pm.
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