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California Secretary of State Padilla and Senator Lara Announce Legislation Moving Up California’s Presidential Primary

SACRAMENTO, CA April 11, 2017 – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) are calling for California voters to have an earlier say in the Presidential Primary process. California typically has a June primary. The late timing dilutes California’s impact and influence in the Presidential Primary nomination process. California […]

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Record California Voter Registration Continues to Climb

SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the 2017 “Odd-Numbered Year Report of Registration”. A record 19,432,609 Californians are registered to vote, which is 77.92% of eligible Californians. The Report of Registration is a compilation of voter registration numbers reported by California’s 58 county elections offices. The report reflects registration data through February 10, […]

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16- and 17-Year-Olds Can Now Pre-Register to Vote Online

SACRAMENTO, March 10, 2017 – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today the launch of online pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds. By pre-registering, California youth will have their voter registration become active automatically when they turn 18. “California’s 16- and 17-year-olds can now pre-register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov,” said Secretary Padilla. “Online pre-registration will help […]

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Secretary Padilla Responds to President Trump’s Unsubstantiated Voter Fraud Claims

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 24, 2017 – Citing a lack of evidence and unsubstantiated allegations of unauthorized votes in the 2016 General Election, Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the following statement responding to reports of re-stated false claims made by President Donald Trump: “By repeating false and unsubstantiated voter fraud allegations as the cause for losing […]

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California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump Tweets

SACRAMENTO November 27, 2016 – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla issued the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s recent Tweets. “It appears that Mr. Trump is troubled by the fact that a growing majority of Americans did not vote for him. His unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in California and elsewhere are absurd. His reckless […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Condemns Trump Appointment of Extremist Steve Bannon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 14, 2016 – Responding to Mr. Trump’s appointment of anti-immigrant extremist Steve Bannon, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla released the following statement: “Less than a week after his election, Mr. Trump’s early decisions demonstrate a lack of commitment to the values that make America truly great – tolerance, compassion and respect. […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Urges Californians—Know Your Voting Rights

SACRAMENTO November 7, 2016 – Before heading to the polls tomorrow, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is urging voters to know their rights. The California Voter Bill of Rights is available online in 10 different languages at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-bill-rights/. “I urge voters to take the time to know their rights before heading to the polls,” […]

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Secretary of State Launches Free ‘Vote California’ Smartphone App

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 1, 2016 – Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today the launch of the Vote California smartphone application (app) now available for iPhone and Android users. The free app will allow Californians to check their voter status, find their polling location and view the Quick Guide to Propositions. Voters can download the […]

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Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages California Citizens to Register to Vote by October 24

SACRAMENTO, Calif. October 20, 2016 – October 24 is the deadline for eligible California citizens to register to vote for the first time or to update their voter registration information for the November 8 General Election. “We are just days away from the October 24 voter registration deadline,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “Whether […]

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Record Number of 18,251,826 Californians Now Registered to Vote

SACRAMENTO October 5, 2016 – A record 18,251,826 Californians are registered to vote Secretary of State Alex Padilla reported today. California’s record breaking 18.2 million registered voters is greater than the population of all but three other U.S. states—Texas, Florida, and New York. The report is a compilation of voter registration numbers reported by California’s […]

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Secretary of State Padilla Update on Letters from Voter Participation Center

September 16, 2016 – Elections officials across California continue to receive complaints from voters that received letters from an organization called Voter Participation Center (VPC) which inaccurately claim the addressee is not registered to vote. VPC also included a pre-filled voter registration form that contained incorrect or outdated information or information for persons who don’t […]

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California Legislature Sends Landmark Election Reform Bill To Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 29, 2016 – Legislation that would provide Californians more options for when, where, and how they cast a ballot won final legislative approval today in the State Senate. SB 450, sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, was jointly authored by Senators Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) and Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys). The legislation […]

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Republican & Democratic Conventions Trigger Another Significant Spike in California Online Registration Activity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. August 15, 2016 – Do political conventions motivate people to register to vote? In a word: Yes.  During both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions California saw significant spikes in activity on its online voter registration site. In the three days leading up to the Republican National Convention the average daily number of […]