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Voting & Elections 07.25.2018

Voting rights groups praise California Motor Voter for reaching nearly 800,000 voter registration transactions

California voting rights organizations today praised the California Motor Voter program for dramatically increasing statewide voter registration. The joint effort between the Secretary of State and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) processed nearly 800,000 voter registration transactions at the DMV from April through June and ensures voter registration will be convenient and voter rolls more accurate going forward.

Voting & Elections 06.4.2018

Conditional Voter Registration Expands Voting Opportunities in California

California voters can now register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day, after the voter registration deadline.

Voting & Elections 01.22.2018

Voting Rights Groups Secure Agreement for Easy DMV Registration

Millions of Californians who renew their driver’s license or state identification by mail will be able to use the renewal form to register to vote or update their voter registration starting in April of 2018.


Senator Allen named “Democracy Defender”

Common Cause Honors State Senator Ben Allen at Spotlight on California Awards event


Common Cause Honors Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Secretary Padilla was named “Champion of Democracy” at Spotlight on California Awards Event

Money & Influence 10.7.2017

Governor Brown Signs the California DISCLOSE Act

Governor Jerry Brown increases transparency in California by requiring ads to disclose their top three donors to voters.

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