Future of California Elections

California election leaders stay focused on reform in politically charged era

Future of California Elections coalition gathered to talk big changes ahead in how California votes Read More

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Future of California Elections highlighted this week

One of biggest changes in how Californians vote will be focus as election officials gather in Los Angeles 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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California halfway to next round of redistricting

Many Californians and election officials already looking ahead to the state's next redrawing of election districts, scheduled for 2021.  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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VIDEO: What can California learn from high voter turnout states?

CA Fwd talks to election leaders from states with high voter turnout rates, Colorado and Oregon. Read More

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Commentary: 10 things California should do to modernize elections and increase voter turnout

Meaningful democratic participation depends on adequate resources provided to counties for running of elections. Read More

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VIDEO: When will voters get to cast their ballot online?

Despite the many ways we transact business online, elections leaders say there are still significant hurdles to get over before voting online becomes reality. 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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Rock The Vote takes aim at California’s low youth voter turnout

Youth vote panel at this week's FoCE Conference in L.A. will talk up efforts to boost participation by Millennials, who were 28 percent of the state's electorate last presidential election. Read More

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How civic engagement can help improve voter participation

How to motivate California's diverse electorate to participate in elections a major topic at Future of California Elections Conference happening 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

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