IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1) Notwithstanding any limitation on the distribution of vote-by-mail ballots in Elections Code sections 1500 and 4000-4007, or any other provision of state law, each county elections officials shall transmit vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election to all voters who are, as of the last day on which vote-by-mail ballots maybe transmitted to voters in connection with that election, registered to vote in that election. As set forth in this paragraph, every Californian who is eligible to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election shall receive a vote-by-mail ballot.
2) Nothing in this Order shall be construed to limit the extent to which in person voting opportunities are made available in connection with the November 3, 2020 General Election. It is the intent of this Order that my Administration continue to work with the Legislature and the Secretary of State to determine how requirements for in-person voting opportunities and other details of the November election will be implemented-guided by California’s longstanding commitment to making its elections accessible, as enshrined in existing California law,while recognizing the exigencies of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3) My Administration continues working in partnership with the Secretary of State and the Legislature on requirements for in-person voting opportunities and on how other details of the November election will be implemented. Nothing in this Order is intended, or shall be construed, to limit the enactment of legislation on that subject.