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California’s Vote Counting Process: What Californians Can Expect from Election Night through Certification of the Results

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., is reminding Californians that California county elections officials have 30 days from Election Day on November 8, 2022, to process ballots.  “On Election Night, we will have a good picture of most contests, but the outcomes of close contests may take days or weeks to know the final results. […]

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Over 1.8 million Vote-by-Mail Ballots Already Returned

SACRAMENTO, CA – As of this morning, over 1.8 million vote-by-mail ballots have already been returned by California voters. ”More Californians are voting early,” said Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. “If you haven’t already done so, please make a plan to vote. You can return your ballot by mail—using the prepaid postage return envelope—or in-person […]

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SOS Partners with YMCA on Voter Outreach Initiative

SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State, Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., has announced a partnership between California YMCA Youth & Government, a branch of the Los Angeles Metropolitan YMCA, and the Secretary of State’s Voter’s Choice Act Ambassador program to promote voter education leading up to the November 8, 2022, General Election. “The YMCA partnership is […]

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Millions of Vote-by-Mail Ballots on the Way to All Registered California Voters

SACRAMENTO, CA, October 11, 2022 – All active registered California voters are being sent a vote-by-mail ballot with a prepaid, first-class postage return envelope for the November 8, 2022, General Election. “We’re urging all Californians to vote early this year. You don’t have to wait until Election Day because voting-by-mail makes it easy as soon […]

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Starting a New Business? Secretary of State Unveils an Easy-to-Use Online Business Portal

SACRAMENTO, August 4, 2022 –  – California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. and Business Programs Division Chief (BPD) Betsy Bogart were joined by the California Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, the Franchise Tax Board, and members of the business community for the unveiling of the new easy-to-use […]

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New Measure Eligible for California’s November 2022 Ballot: Provides Additional Funding for Arts and Music Education in Public Schools

SACRAMENTO, CA – Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. announced that an initiative to provide additional funding for arts and music education in public schools became eligible for the November 8, 2022, General Election ballot. In order to become eligible for the ballot, the initiative needed 623,212 valid petition signatures, which is equal to […]

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Secretary of State Shirley Weber Releases Latest Report of Registration; Highest percentage of eligible voters heading into Gubernatorial Election in 68 years

SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. released the latest statewide Report of Registration ahead of the June 7, 2022, Statewide Primary Election. “As of May 23, 2022, there were 21,941,212 registered voters in California, which is 81.53 percent of eligible Californians,” Secretary Weber said. “This is the highest percentage of eligible citizens registered to […]

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California Secretary of State Shirley Weber Invites Primary Candidates to Submit Statements

SACRAMENTO –California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. invites candidate statements for inclusion in the statewide Voter Information Guide for the June 7, 2022 Primary Election. Candidates for statewide constitutional office or United States Senate may buy space for a 250-word candidate statement in the voter guide. Candidates for statewide constitutional office must accept […]

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Secretary of State Weber Announces 11 New Voter’s Choice Act Counties

SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. has announced that 11 new California counties have adopted the Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) election model while two more counties will complete their transition to the voting model later this year.   “We are proud to announce that number of VCA counties will nearly double from […]

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Secretary Shirley Weber Reminds Californians That Tuesday, Jan. 25th is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

SACRAMENTO, January 24, 2022 – California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. encourages Californians to observe Tuesday’s National Poll Worker Recruitment Day by signing up as an election worker. “As we prepare for the June Primary and November General Elections, California counties will be in need of more poll workers,” said Secretary Weber. “Because […]

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Secretary of State Shirley Weber Certifies Recall Election Results

SACRAMENTO, October 22, 2021 – California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. has certified the results of the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election. The results for the question of whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom are:Voting Yes 4,894,473Voting No 7,944,092 While the question of recalling Governor Newsom failed, the results for the […]

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Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Announces Threshold Met to Trigger Recall, Signature Withdrawal Period

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber has announced that the threshold of verified signatures reported by counties has been met for the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. The valid signatures in the 10th report are 1,626,042, which exceeds the total of 1,495,709 signatures required. Counties still have until April 29th to […]

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