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Past · September 10, 2020

How Greater Vote-by-Mail Influences California Voter Turnout

Virtual Event

September 10, 2020 · 11:00 am - 11:45 am


About the Program

With COVID-19 threatening the November election, many states are working to increase voting by mail. In California, 15 counties have already expanded alternatives to in-person voting, and while overall voter turnout was higher, groups such as foreign-language and young voters sometimes saw declines. Outreach by trusted messengers may help in targeting low-turnout groups. PPIC researchers Eric McGhee and Mindy Romero will present key findings on how voters reacted to the Voter’s Choice Act.

This research and event are supported with funding from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office.


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Eric McGhee, senior fellow, PPIC

11:15 a.m. Key Takeaways
Eric McGhee, senior fellow, PPIC
Mindy Romero, director, Center for Inclusive Democracy, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

11:30 a.m. Audience Q&A

11:45 a.m. Adjourn


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