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On Voting Rights Act Anniversary

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‘The greatest threat to voting rights in the past half-century’ By Alex Padilla California Secretary of State Two years ago, President Barack Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act with a White House summit on protecting and expanding the right to vote. As California’s chief elections officer, I was invited to this […]

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Automatic Voter Registration

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On Saturday, October 10th, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law measures which will eventually make voter registration automatic for ALL California citizens who get or renew a California drivers license. The bill was a priority of newly elected Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who championed its provisions during his election bid. This makes California […]