Bill would require lock-boxes for drop-off ballots

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Updated: 1/30/2014 4:35 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill that would require counties to set up secured lock-boxes if they choose to let voters drop off their vote-by-mail ballots at locations other than polling stations.

SB240 by Democratic Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco passed on a 24-9 vote Thursday.

Yee says with about half of California voters registered to receive their ballots by mail, many counties have set up drop boxes for voters to hand in their ballots without mailing them in. But he says the standards vary widely, and many are not secure.

His bill would require any California county that voluntarily sets up drop-off boxes to ensure they are secure. The legislation now moves to the Assembly.

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