Every single election year provides lawmakers with a new opportunity to tweak California’s voting system. Here are the changes that will impact voters on November 3rd.
Changes to How Candidates Names Appear on the Ballot
Before 2020, California voting laws listed some situations where the names of the candidates had to be translated into another language. The idea was that this helped non-English speaking registered voters identify the candidate. That law has been tweaked.
Jurisdictions that previously printed the names in a different language not can provide a phonetic translation of the candidate’s name. There are a few exceptions to this law, that include:
✦ Proof that the candidate has been known by a specific name in that community for a minimum of two years
✦ The candidate can...