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01/26/15


Many Changes to California Voter Laws in 2015


By Janie Costa | turlockcitynews.com

Procedure for ballot initiatives, voting, and registering to vote in California elections, has changed with the onslaught of new bills signed into law in 2015.

Previously, for ballots to be counted, they must have arrived to either a polling place or the designated County elections office by close on Election Day. Essentially, ballots mailed on election day were not counted, per the law, had they not arrived to the elections officeRead the full story

Padilla has long to-do list as California's election boss


By Jim Miller | The Sacramento Bee

When he is sworn in Monday as California secretary of state, Alex Padilla, a former two-term state senator and possible candidate for higher office, will assume one of the most-maligned posts in state government.

The secretary of state's campaign-finance disclosure system is old and confusing, businesses complain about filing delays and a federally required computerized voter registration list is years behind schedule, contributing to a national survey recently ranking California second-to-last in election administration. Read the full story

Secretary of State Launches #BoostTheVote Brainstorm


By Matt Williams | techwire.net

Secretary of State Alex Padilla is calling on the public to share their ideas for increasing voter participation, using the hashtag #BoostTheVote.

"The turnout in last November's election was a historic low for California. We can do better. That's why I'm asking for your help," Padilla said in a video released Wednesday. Turnout for registered voters was just 18 percent. Typically, turnout reaches into the 30s or 40sRead the full story

Smith: Tehama County tops state in voting accuracy


By Michael Smith | Daily News Letters

Tehama County is one of the top two counties in our state to cast a lawful ballot and for that ballot to be accurately counted.

Election Integrity Project is a corporation that has as its mission that, “Every lawfully cast vote is accurately counted. Read the full story

731 Pennsylvania voters may have cast 2 ballots or voted elsewhere, secretary of state says


By Brad Bumsted and Aaron Aupperlee | triblive.com

More than 700 Pennsylvania voters might have cast two ballots in recent elections, the secretary of State said Thursday.

The figures show "there's potential voter fraud in Pennsylvania," said Carol Aichele, who added she is powerless to investigate or prosecute double voters. Read the full story
 

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