Orange County will move to a vote center model starting with the 2020 presidential primary election. Residents will vote by mail, or at any one of around 200 vote centers, rather than at their traditional local polling place.
The decision came during a unanimous vote Tuesday by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The county becomes the seventh in California to adopt the model, which became possible under the 2016 Voter's Choice Act. Advocates say it will encourage participation by making it easier to vote. Detractors say it could lead to voter confusion and disenfranchisement.
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