FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2015
Contact: Sam Mahood, (916) 653-6575
SACRAMENTO – Californians overwhelmingly support election reforms proposed by Secretary of State Alex Padilla aimed at improving voter registration and voter turnout.
The results from a statewide survey, released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), found that 69% of California adults favor registering all eligible citizens to vote when they go to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The California New Motor Voter Act, AB 1461, proposes to do just that. The bill, sponsored by Secretary Padilla and jointly authored by Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez, Luis Alejo, and Kevin McCarty; was approved by the State Assembly this week. Continue reading