SB 423:

Safe & Accessible In-Person Voting


Senator Tom Umberg

Builds on the Governor’s Executive Order which established that California would prioritize maintaining access to in-person voting for the November 2020 General Election. This bill specifically established requirements for safe in-person voting access by mandating a minimum of one polling location per 10,000 voters, at least two ballot drop-off locations in every county, and ensured in-person voting locations were open the weekend before election day for early voting with extended hours in order to reduce the potential for crowds. SB 423 became effective immediately when signed into law by Governor Newsom on August 6th, 2020.

Bill info from the legislature
Issues: Voter Access

CLCV Supported

Top Priority Bill

Top Priority Bill


Passed Assembly 57-12

Passed Senate Floor 29-4

Passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom

VOTE EVENT: Vote in Senate Floor, Aug. 6, 2020Status: Passed

vote key

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted negatively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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