September 29, 2016
Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authorizing counties to adopt a voter-centered approach to elections. Senate Bill 450, authored by Sen. Ben Allen and sponsored by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, provides voters with many more options for how they can vote, recognizing the changing needs of voters today. Common Cause supported the bill.
The Hour of Local Democracy
October 13, 2015
In boosting local voter turnout, SB 415 is an important step in strengthening our democratic system.
Governor Signs Expanded Same Day Registration Law
October 10, 2015
Today Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 439, authored by Senator Ben Allen, which will expand the availability of same-day voter registration in the 14 days leading up to election day. Same-day registration allows an eligible voter to register to vote then vote on the same day in the two weeks leading up to an election.
Solving Low Turnout
March 30, 2015
How do you solve a problem like low voter turnout? This is the first question that California’s new Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s asked when he took office earlier this year.
California Common Cause Supports Automated Pathways for Voter Registration
March 24, 2015
As California Common Cause continues our work to increase public participation throughout the state, we welcome Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s willingness to explore new models for voter registration with the goal of expanding the political franchise to include 100% of eligible CA voters.