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Democracy & Voting Rights

In California, language and polling place changes create voting obstacles

“California is, in many ways, a leader in ensuring equitable voter access,” said Natalie Masuoka, a political science and Asian American studies professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Unlike some states, California doesn’t require voters to show identification to cast a ballot, and people can register to vote on Election Day. Voters also don’t have to give a reason to request a mail-in ballot.