Elections Funding Project

Increasing voter turnout means putting our money where our mouth is

Solving the tortured election funding problem California's counties experience is key to reducing barriers to voting Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project

CA Fwd showed how to make progress in divisive year of politics

2016 successes in transparency and accountability show potential for gains in 2017 Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Accountability, Elections, Transparency

California early voting showed appeal

While thousands waited hours to vote early this year, expanded early voting options in future California elections will require more funding Read More

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California should invest in the infrastructure of democracy—elections

Fortunately the operations and funding of California's elections are finally getting some serious attention Read More

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Looking outside California for election reforms that improve turnout and save money

How reforms based in technology, innovation and practicality impact elections and the bottom line Read More

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How insufficient funding can undermine elections

Election officials are taking stock of how smoothly California's primary elections ran, while dealing with long-standing funding problems. Read More

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VIDEO: Why care about how California pays for elections?

Solving state-local tension over funding elections is key to reducing costs, improving the voter experience and modernizing aging voting technology. Read More

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CA Fwd report outlines plan to upgrade how California pays for elections

Analysis sheds light on state-local tension over county funding of elections and reforms dependent on solving the problem. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Elections, State Budget

California needs to think long-term after extra election funding approved

California is correctly addressing perfect storm of competitive presidential primary and glut of November ballot measures. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Restructuring, Democracy, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

Website lets Californians explore the costs of running an election

Association of county election officials launches website that dives into statewide database of how much an election costs, from staffing polling places to printing ballots. Read More

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California counties worried about cost of June primary—and beyond

With California playing an important role in this year's presidential cycle, the state's long-term election funding challenge has come into sharp focus.  Read More

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Elections leaders tout voter turnout and access reforms at Los Angeles gathering

Secretaries of State from high turnout states shared how they've worked to increase participation and California officials talked about boosting access and addressing barriers to voting. Read More

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Is it time California looks at how we pay for our elections?

Rising costs and aging voting systems will affect the future of California elections, the topic of a gathering of election officials this week. Read More

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Conference to spotlight efforts to modernize California’s elections and boost turnout

At upcoming gathering, election officials will tackle state's low voter participation and fundamentals like adequately paying for elections.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Future of California Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

Paying for California’s elections remains big concern among registrars

Counties face many challenges including inadequate funding while efforts to boost turnout could increase costs Read More

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Upgrading California’s elections for the 21st century

Election reforms and voting tech upgrades make strides toward transforming California's Election Day into a smarter "election period." Read More

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Unheard Voices: Why aren’t more Californians voting?

There are many theories on California's low voter turnout but no single magic fix. Luckily there are groups tackling the multiple causes to the increasing problem. Read More

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California makes it easier to register to vote—but will more people cast a ballot?

Governor signs bill to automatically register eligible Californians who visit the DMV but more election reform work is needed to ensure there's a turnout turnaround.  Read More

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L.A. County reboot of voting machine tech makes progress

For anyone who has used a smartphone, voting should be a cinch with new voting system, set to be in place for 2020 election.  Read More

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Registering to vote is only half the battle

Important efforts to get more people registered to vote are one part of a larger public policy issue with elections in California. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Elections Funding Project, Elections

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