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Transforming the Way Californians Register and Vote

Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Nov 28, 2017 from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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12:15 pm Check-in

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Speaker Program

The event is supported by the "Will California's New Electorate Reflect the New California?" research project, a joint effort by faculty at five UC campuses to evaluate the impact of election reforms.  Participating scholars will be presenting the results of their research at the UC Center Sacramento and in meetings with interested policymakers from 2018 through 2020.  Please contact Prof. Thad Kousser at UC San Diego at for more information.

The next two elections will bring fundamental changes to how Californians register to vote and cast their ballots. Our state will implement the New Motor Voter Act, will allow voters to register on Election Day, and counties will be able to opt into a system that replaces polling places with early vote centers. What are the goals of these changes, and how are state and local election official working together to ensure that they are achieved? What do constituents need to know to prepare for these changes, and what do journalist need to know to cover it? Finally, what are researchers at the University of California doing to study this transformation in the way Californians vote?Padilla Photo

The Secretary of State's office comprises nearly 500 people who are dedicated to making government more transparent and accessible in the areas of elections, business, political campaigning, legislative advocacy, and historical records.

Alex Padilla was sworn in as California Secretary of State on January 5, 2015. Padilla previously served in the California State Senate (2006-2014) where he chaired the Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications.

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