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October 27, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a challenge by Los Angeles County officials to a precedent-making trial court order requiring them to deputize welfare workers and other employees to register minority and low-income voters. The justices set aside a state Court of Appeal ruling last June that upheld the order and found that county officials had shown "total lack of consideration of and apparent indifference to" the problem of low registration among disadvantaged groups.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA
Secretary of State Bill Jones went to extremes Tuesday to get people to register to vote, taking his message first to a large supermarket and then to a tiny mom-and-pop store. The secretary of state's Grocers Day effort, along with that of a number of citizen groups, is part of Voter Registration Week, a statewide plan to draw attention to Monday's deadline for eligibility to vote in California's March primary.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a half-century, Ruby Johnson's voting record was unblemished: a straight Democratic ballot all the way. But not this year. Johnson was among hundreds of Los Angeles County voters stunned Tuesday to discover that they have been mysteriously re-registered into new political parties that qualified in California last fall, according to county officials.
NEWS
November 4, 1998 | JOSH MEYER
Several thousand voters in Los Angeles County went to their polling places Tuesday, only to find they weren't on the list--the unintended victims of the county's stepped-up efforts to combat suspected widespread voter registration fraud. The voters who did show up were given "provisional" ballots and allowed to vote while the county investigates whether they were legally registered, said county Registrar of Voters Conny McCormack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1994 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
More than 2,000 voters in Lancaster and Palmdale were inadvertently left off voter rolls, but the mistake will not prevent them from voting in Tuesday's local election, officials said Friday. The mistake was made by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office, which supplied a list of the registered voters in Palmdale and Lancaster to the respective city clerks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who has called for a grand jury investigation into the recent findings that more than 1,000 Los Angeles voters declared they were noncitizens to avoid jury duty, plans to introduce a motion next week to ask for cross-checks of juror-response files and voter rolls every year, a spokesman for the supervisor said Wednesday. Currently, checks are conducted by the county registrar-recorder every three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1992 | SHARON BERNSTEIN
Frank Adams' absentee ballot arrived in plenty of time for the presidential election but the former Long Beach Republican won't be voting. He died three years ago. Adams' ballot showed up Friday in the office of Woodland Hills attorney Bryce Neff, who handled the deceased retiree's estate. Though it might be argued that Adams did generally fit the description of absentee, Neff did not even consider voting in the dead man's place. "I don't think Ross (Perot) has a chance anyway," Neff said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate Rules Committee on Thursday cleared the way for consideration of legislation that would make it much easier to petition the State Board of Education to dismantle the massive Los Angeles Unified School District. The committee unanimously agreed to allow Assemblywoman Paula L. Boland (R-Granada Hills) to amend a bill that would reduce by 80% the number of valid voter signatures needed to force the state board to consider the breakup, according to Teri Burns, an aide to Sen. David A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1993
Monday is the deadline for registering to vote in the April 20 primary election in Los Angeles. If you have moved or changed your name or party affiliation, you must register again. To be eligible to vote, you must be at least 18 by Election Day and a U.S. citizen residing in the city of Los Angeles 29 days before the election. Felons and paroled prisoners are not eligible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Like other communities, Los Angeles County has moved in recent years to increase voter registration--distributing mail-in forms at 3,500 locations, employing scores of bilingual registrars and providing 24-hour, toll-free telephone help in a $1-million-a-year "voter-outreach" program. Nonetheless, a coalition of civil rights groups brought suit against the Board of Supervisors, contending that the county was still not doing all it should to sign up minorities and the poor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who has called for a grand jury investigation into the recent findings that more than 1,000 Los Angeles voters declared they were noncitizens to avoid jury duty, plans to introduce a motion next week to ask for cross-checks of juror-response files and voter rolls every year, a spokesman for the supervisor said Wednesday. Currently, checks are conducted by the county registrar-recorder every three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1997 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an ongoing investigation into possible voter fraud by noncitizens, the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder reported Friday that she has removed 1,020 names from voter rolls as the result of a survey of people who got out of jury service by claiming not to be citizens. Registrar-Recorder Conny B. McCormack said the survey probed three years' worth of juror response files, checking 5,291 names against voter registration rolls as part of an ongoing effort to spot-check the rolls for fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1997 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County registrar-recorder has purged 1,020 people from voter rolls after they admitted being noncitizens in a survey of 5,291 people who got out of jury service by claiming noncitizenship. Registrar-Recorder Conny McCormack conducted the cross-check of voter registration rolls against the juror-response files as part of an ongoing effort to spot-check voter rolls for fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1997 | JOSE CARDENAS
Millions of Southern California residents have used the so-called motor voter registration program since it was instituted more than two years ago. Tuesday's election will provide an opportunity to fulfill the plan's goal--voting. "The number of people who have registered and otherwise would not have done so is impressive," said Conny McCormack, Los Angeles County's registrar-recorder. "But voter turnout continues to go down."
NEWS
March 16, 1997 | HENRY CHU, This story was reported by staff writers Jose Cardenas, Efrain Hernandez Jr., Henry Chu and special correspondent Susan Abram. It was written by Chu
At least 13 Los Angeles County residents who were not citizens illegally registered to vote last year under the auspices of an embattled Latino social services agency, a Times inquiry has found. The residents told The Times that they completed their voter registration cards with the assistance of Hermandad Mexicana Nacional. But at the time, none of the 13 had been sworn in as citizens, as the state Constitution requires, according to interviews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1996 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The largest number of potential voters in history have registered in Los Angeles County, making the nation's biggest county more of an electoral prize than ever in the upcoming presidential race and other campaigns. County Registrar-Recorder and Clerk Conny McCormack said that 3.9 million residents were registered to vote as of the Oct. 7 deadline for most residents. As many as 21,000 new citizens scheduled to be sworn in during the next few days can register until Oct. 29.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court, striking down a landmark bid to increase voter registration, ruled Thursday that a judge had no authority to order Los Angeles County officials to deputize thousands of county workers to sign up low-income and minority voters. In a 5-2 decision, the justices overturned a preliminary injunction--the first of its kind--requiring health, welfare and other employees not working in the public-safety sector to serve as voter registrars in addition to their regular duties.
NEWS
June 25, 1987
A court order requiring the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to launch a wide-ranging outreach program to register poor and minority voters was upheld by the 2nd District Court of Appeal. The American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and other groups amassed data showing that voter registration ranges from about 90% in areas with white majorities and sizable median family incomes to less than 30% in poor and minority areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1996 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California's top election official decided Thursday that more than 700 Los Angeles County residents--who registered to vote but said they are not U.S. citizens--should be excluded from the voter rolls for the upcoming presidential election. After questions were raised by The Times, Secretary of State Bill Jones directed voter registrars in the state's 58 counties not to put noncitizens on the voter rolls after they filled out voter registration forms under the state's new "motor voter" law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a half-century, Ruby Johnson's voting record was unblemished: a straight Democratic ballot all the way. But not this year. Johnson was among hundreds of Los Angeles County voters stunned Tuesday to discover that they have been mysteriously re-registered into new political parties that qualified in California last fall, according to county officials.
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