The City of Sacramento has never had an all vote-by-mail election before, but that could soon change. The Sacramento City Council will consider the idea at Tuesday night's meeting.
People in City Council District 6 will be asked to elect a new council member in a special election next spring.
City Clerk Shirley Concolino says no other elections are scheduled on the tentative April 7th date and the trend has already been moving toward vote-by-mail.
"In District 6 there are a little over 26,000 registered voters. Of those about 14,700 -about 56-percent- are signed up as permanent vote-by-mail voters."
If the City Council approves, every District 6 registered voter would receive a ballot in the mail and would have until 8 o'clock election night to mail it back or drop it off at any of three locations.
Concolino says a vote-by-mail special election would save the city as much as $50,000.
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