Democracy & Elections

California voter registration sees record efforts on college campuses

Student organizations spearheading voter registration efforts on California State and University of California campuses this cycle registered almost 70,000 students, significantly besting respective efforts in 2008. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Californians

California elected leaders—not always open and transparent about their voting record

The Associated Press, this week, reported exclusively that it had analyzed every vote cast during the 2012 session and discovered California Assembly members changed and added their votes to legislation more than 5,000 times. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Government, Transparency

California voter registration en route to a record

Over 1 million Californians filed voter applications online this fall and over 380,000 of them have already been qualified. All told nearly 700,000 Californians registered to vote in the 45 days leading up to the October 22nd deadline. Read more

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Top Two Primary system and redistricting cause of heated California Congressional Race?

If you pay any attention to politics in California, here are two words for you: Berman-Sherman. Read more

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Felix Baumgartner, Red Bull and the California economy

As 8 million people watched Felix Baumgartner jump from 128,000 feet above sea level, it made us realize what this indicates about the state of education and innovation in California and America. Read more

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Economy, Californians

Online voter registration a resounding success in California

According to the Secretary of State's office, in the first three weeks, approximately 380,000 people used the online application to register for the first time OR to update their existing voter records. Read more

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October 9: Two big milestones in the voting process

Today is the official launch of the vote-by-mail process in California and also the day that sample ballots are mailed out. We offer a few tips if you are planning on voting by mail instead of in person on November 6. Read more

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Video: Getting Californians involved and engaged via Rock the Vote Campaign

Partisan politics aside, it would appear California elected leaders agree on one thing: boosting voter turnout by making it easier, thanks to innovation and the use of technology. Read more

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What did we learn from National Voter Registration Day in California?

A full six weeks before November 6 hits, this Tuesday was designated National Voter Registration Day. National organizations that have been perennial advocates such as Rock The Vote down to many, many state and local organizations joined hands in mobilizing Californians to register. Read more

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Election day registration signed into California law by Gov. Brown

Assembly Bill 1436, by Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles), which passed out of both houses along party-line votes earlier this year, will allow eligible California voters to register and vote up to and on Election Day. Currently, voter registration forms must be postmarked 15 days prior to any election. Read more

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