Five Counties Get Ready to Experiment With Voting Supercenters

The traditional polling place will become a relic of the past in five California counties this year. In the counties of Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento, and Yolo, it will be replaced by one-stop-shop voting supercenters where people can vote, drop off mail-in ballots, get replacements, and register all under the same roof.

The change is made possible by Senate Bill 450, the California Voter’s Choice Act, enacted in 2016 with the aim of boosting voter turnout. It allows a handful of counties to establish a new process for administering elections this year. The rest will follow by 2020.

Read more about how the counties are preparing at Fox & Hounds