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"What to Expect This June and November? The Effect of New Election Reforms on California's Voter Turnout"

Mindy Romero,PhD, Director of California Civil Engagement Project, UC Davis
  • "What to Expect This June and November? The Effect of New Election Reforms on California's Voter Turnout"
  • 2016-05-06T12:00:00-07:00
  • 2016-05-06T13:00:00-07:00
  • Mindy Romero,PhD, Director of California Civil Engagement Project, UC Davis
When
May 06, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
Contact Name
Contact Phone
916-445-5100
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“What to Expect This June and November?
The Effect of New Election Reforms on California's Voter Turnout”

Mindy Romero, PhD
Director of California Civil Engagement Project University of California, Davis


Could this election bring record voter turnout for California? How will recent election reforms impact voter turnout in the upcoming 2016 elections? Dr. Romero will present new CCEP research related to our upcoming California primary and general elections. This research will examine the recent surge in online voter registration in the state, vote- by-mail use and the potential effect of possible new reforms on California's historically low ranking, nationally, in voter turnout.

Mindy Romero is the founder and director of the California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change. Romero is a political sociologist and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Davis. Her research focuses on political behavior and race/ ethnicity, and seeks to explain patterns of political underrepresentation. Romero has been invited to speak about civic engagement and political rights in numerous venues, testifying before the National Commission on Voting Rights and the California Legislature, among others. Her research has been cited in major news outlets, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and the Huffington Post. She has also been a frequent guest on KFBK, Capital Public Radio, and several other NPR-affiliated stations in California. She is a regular op-ed contributor to the Sacramento Bee. Romero works with a wide array of policymakers, elected officials, voter education groups and community advocates to strengthen political participation and representation. To this end, she has served on a number of boards and commissions in the Sacramento region. She is currently a member of the Public Policy Institute Statewide Survey Advisory Committee, President of the Board of the non-profit organization, Mutual Housing California, and Vice- Chair of the Social Services Commission for the
City of Davis.

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