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Voting & Elections 10.13.2015

Governor Signs Expanded Same Day Registration Law

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.

Voting & Elections 03.24.2015

California Common Cause Supports Automated Pathways for Voter Registration

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.

Voting & Elections 03.4.2015

Los Angeles Voters Approve Charter Amendments 1 & 2

Los Angeles voters took a step toward increasing voter turnout by approving Charter Amendments 1 with 77 percent of the vote and Charter Amendment 2 was approved with 76 percent.

Voting & Elections 02.20.2015

Off-Cycle Elections Concentrated in Southern California

A report released today by California Common Cause examines the timing of elections in each of California’s 482 cities to determine which jurisdictions hold their elections concurrent with statewide elections in June and November of even years (on-cycle) and which jurisdictions hold elections at other times (off-cycle).

Voting & Elections 07.22.2014

Los Angeles Commission Recommends Moving Election Day

In Los Angeles, voter turnout rates are on the decline. Voter turnout in LA County for the Tuesday June 3rd Primary Election was 13 percent.

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