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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.

Voting & Elections 12.20.2016

New Study on City Democracy Shows Changing Landscape

California Common Cause today published its inaugural Municipal Democracy Index. The index is a survey of the governance, election, and campaign finance practices of all 482 cities in California.

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