Sex Offenders Can't Host Polling Places

By Sajid Farooq
|  Thursday, Jul 28, 2011  |  Updated 3:14 PM PDT
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Sex Offenders Can't Host Polling Places

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A polling place in California can no longer be at the home of a registered sex offender.

Some Bay Area voters are going to have to find a new place to cast their ballot.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Wednesday that makes it illegal to use houses where registered sex-offenders live as polling places.

The bill was introduced after it was revealed that at least 19 polling places in the Bay Area were listed as the homes of registered sex offenders.

There were about 15,000 polling locations in the state's last polling election, according to the Los Angeles Times. And about 10 percent of those were at single family homes.

The new law will require county election officials to check on the Megan's Law website that none of its polling places house registered sex offenders.

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