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Mandating Local Special Elections - SIGNED INTO LAW

February 26, 2015

This bill requires that, if a city council fills a vacancy in a local elective office by appointment in the first half of the term of office, the appointee holds office only until the next general municipal election at which point a special election is held.

Prohibiting Low-Turnout, Off-Cycle local Elections - SIGNED INTO LAW

February 25, 2015

This bill, beginning in 2018, requires local governments to conduct their local elections on statewide election dates, when turnout is generally higher, unless voter turnout for the regularly-scheduled local elections is at least 75% of the average voter turnout for previous statewide general elections.

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Letters & Testimony

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Voters Lift Democracy Reform Ballot Measures

November 10, 2016; Press Release, Status Update

In addition to populist movements that challenged both major party establishments, and was ultimately part of the winning formula for President-elect Donald Trump, voters at the local and state level worked together to win democracy reforms across the country. A total of 20 pro-democracy reform initiatives were on ballots and almost all of them won with comfortable margins.

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Press Releases

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Research & Reports

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General Content

California Redistricting Commission

Frequently asked questions about the California Redistricting Commission and its work ensuring accurate representation for all Californians

Charter Amendments 1 and 2

Charter amendments 1 and 2, measures that aim to consolidate Los Angeles' elections, will appear on the March 3, 2015, ballot.

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