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The Californian GOP is considering distributing more unofficial, and legally ambiguous, election ballot drop-boxes, despite receiving a cease-and-desist order, the Associated Press (AP) reported. 

Party spokesperson Hector Barajas said on Tuesday that the party had put its own boxes out in the districts with the tightest races and now was considering expanding their use, according to the AP. 

The AP reported Barajas as saying that the term “official” would be dropped from future versions. Some of the party’s boxes had been falsely given that label, which raised criticism for potentially confusing voters.

There have been recent reports of groups promoting unofficial ballot drop boxes that are not affiliated with Orange County, CA Elections. Voters who want to return their ballot at a drop box should only use official drop boxes. View the press release at https://t.co/rZGjhYKii0 pic.twitter.com/0f1MJrx3Hm

— OC Registrar (@OCRegistrar) October 12, 2020

Californian election officials wrote to the state GOP with a cease-and-desist order on Monday, as Business Insider’s Charles Davis reported. 

“Only county elections officials have the authority to determine the number, locations, and hours of vote-by-mail drop boxes,” said the letter to the GOP, from the office of California Secretary of State …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

      

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