Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsVoter Registration California
IN THE NEWS

Voter Registration California

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 13, 1989 | KEITH LOVE and JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writers
On Day One of Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr.'s political rebirth, he introduced a new word: Tangibilitize . What it means, he explained as groggy Democrats scratched their heads at an early breakfast here Sunday, is making grass-roots political activity tangible by infusing it with the kind of big money usually spent on television ads and high-powered consultants.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Heading off a lawsuit over compliance with a federal voting rights law, California officials have agreed to help millions of state residents register to vote. Under a deal announced Monday by several voting-rights groups, the state will send voter registration cards to nearly 3.8 million Californians who have applied for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The move will ensure that many residents can complete or update their registration in time for the June 3 primary election, representatives of the groups said, and bring the state into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
Advertisement
NEWS
September 3, 1988 | GEORGE RAMOS and HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writers
A grass-roots activist organization that grew out of Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston's successful 1986 reelection campaign on Friday turned in affidavits for more than 250,000 new registered voters in California, heralding the effort as a milestone for ethnic minorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2012 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Californians can register to vote with the click of a mouse in a new online system launched Wednesday. Secretary of State Debra Bowen said she hopes making the process easier will mean more participation in the Nov. 6 election. Some 6.5 million Californians who are eligible to vote are not registered, she said. "Today, the Internet replaces the mailbox for thousands of Californians wishing to register to vote," Bowen said at a Sacramento news conference. The new system could shave a week or more from the paper process, according to Dean Logan, the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2000
Monday is the last day to register to vote for the March 7 primary election. Who Can Register: Under California election laws, people entitled to vote must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old at the time of election and a California resident for 29 days before the election. If you move within 28 days of the election, you can vote by returning to your former precinct or by obtaining an absentee ballot for that precinct.
NEWS
March 30, 1997 | MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Five years ago, at the state Republican Party convention, Ernesto Feliciano presented a proposition that seemed about as controversial as confetti. It had nothing to do with abortion, trade or any other issue likely to inflame party passions. Rather, Feliciano offered a resolution, rich in rococo language, urging the GOP to expand its outreach to California's vast Latino community. The resolution was summarily shot down.
NEWS
November 15, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
What happens when California's unique social attributes--habitual mobility, an unshakable faith in everyone's right to a second chance and the irrepressible desire to be nice--meet the unintended consequences of the federal government's well-meaning desire to extend the democratic franchise as widely as possible?
NEWS
October 31, 1996 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's chief elections officer predicted Wednesday that 71% of the state's voters would vote in Tuesday's election, a record low for a presidential election. Secretary of State Bill Jones said the 71% means that 11.1 million of California's 15.6 million registered voters will cast ballots. If so, the turnout will fall below the previous record of 71.6% in 1912.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying California's election rolls are vulnerable to duplication and abuse, Secretary of State Bill Jones called Thursday for various reforms in voter registration practices. Among his recommendations are the creation of a statewide list of registered voters and a requirement that people provide some sort of identifier--such as a driver's license number--when they register to vote.
NEWS
July 25, 1995 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A conservative panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, rejecting a challenge by Gov. Pete Wilson, Monday upheld the "motor voter" law requiring California to expand opportunities to register to vote. The unanimous decision by the three-member panel means that the Wilson Administration must continue implementing the federal law that allows residents to register in motor vehicle, public assistance and other state offices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2000
Oct. 10 is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 7 general election. Who can register: Under California election laws, voters must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old at the time of the election and a California resident for 29 days before the election. If you move within 28 days of the election, you can vote by returning to your former precinct or by obtaining an absentee ballot for that precinct. If you are in prison or on parole for a felony conviction, you are ineligible to vote.
NEWS
November 26, 1999 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More and more California voters are shying away from the major political parties and declaring their electoral independence, according to a new state report. That trend accelerated after state voters decided in spring 1996 to open primary elections to voters from all parties, the secretary of state found. Since then, "decline to affiliate" registration has risen sharply to nearly 2 million of the state's 14.6 million voters, or 13.5%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1998 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Secretary of State Bill Jones is asking voters statewide to send him their driver's license numbers as part of a program to attach a number to each registered voter. The request is being made in voter guides mailed this week to the state's 14.5 million voters. The program is designed to eliminate duplicate registrations that occur mainly when people relocate and reregister, said spokesman Alfie Charles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1997 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unprecedented action, Asian American leaders from throughout Southern California held a "voter registration summit" Saturday in a concerted effort to establish an Asian equivalent of a Latino voter registration group. Organizers said the decision to start the Asian American Voter Registration Coalition of Southern California was spurred by the campaign fund-raising controversy that has occupied center stage in national politics and the front pages of major newspapers for more than a year.
NEWS
March 30, 1997 | MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Five years ago, at the state Republican Party convention, Ernesto Feliciano presented a proposition that seemed about as controversial as confetti. It had nothing to do with abortion, trade or any other issue likely to inflame party passions. Rather, Feliciano offered a resolution, rich in rococo language, urging the GOP to expand its outreach to California's vast Latino community. The resolution was summarily shot down.
NEWS
November 15, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
What happens when California's unique social attributes--habitual mobility, an unshakable faith in everyone's right to a second chance and the irrepressible desire to be nice--meet the unintended consequences of the federal government's well-meaning desire to extend the democratic franchise as widely as possible?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
A day before today's deadline, Orange County organizers of H. Ross Perot's drive to qualify his new Reform Party for the 1996 California ballot said they are certain they will succeed. "I think we will have shocked everyone with what we have done," said Joan Vinson, a party spokeswoman. In Orange County, volunteers and paid staff had collected at least 10,000 signed party registration forms through the end of the weekend from voters "unhappy with the existing choices," she said.
NEWS
October 19, 1995
Ross Perot must obtain 89,007 new registrants to qualify his proposed third party for the California Ballot. Reform Party representatives say they have collected 45,000 registration forms. County registrars so far have tallied just over 10,000. 89,007 needed by Oct. 24 Oct.
NEWS
October 31, 1996 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's chief elections officer predicted Wednesday that 71% of the state's voters would vote in Tuesday's election, a record low for a presidential election. Secretary of State Bill Jones said the 71% means that 11.1 million of California's 15.6 million registered voters will cast ballots. If so, the turnout will fall below the previous record of 71.6% in 1912.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|