August 24, 1986
The San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors has begun its distribution of 80,000 door hangers and 50,000 registration forms in an unprecedented campaign to register 35,000 Valley voters. The campaign marks the first time since the 1970s that the board has organized a voter registration effort. It is also the first time in the board's history that a massive two-month campaign combines voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives.
August 18, 1994
Ronald G. Brand, chief of staff for Assemblyman Paul Horcher (R-Diamond Bar), said he has changed his registration to Rancho Cucamonga, where he lives, after it was discovered that he had registered to vote in Diamond Bar, where he had rented a mailbox. Brand said he did not realize he was not allowed to register at the mailbox address, although the registration instructions state: "Print your complete address (not P.O. Box)." He voted in Diamond Bar in the June 7 primary election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1997
As one who has tried to help people register to vote for more than 35 years, I take strong exception to Ira Mehlman's proposal that we tighten registration and voting procedures ("It's Too Easy to Vote, Not Too Hard," Commentary, Jan. 6). I remember the bad old days filled with bureaucratic obstacles to voting and yearlong residency waiting periods. Mail-in registration has been working smoothly here for 20 years, but only about half the states allowed it. Since registration has become more accessible nationwide through "motor voter," 12 million more people have been added to the rolls.
July 22, 2000 |
Gov. George W. Bush indicated Friday that he was on the verge of choosing his vice presidential running mate, as former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, the man leading the search process, took a legal step that could make it easier for Bush to pick him. Republican sources said Cheney, now a Texas businessman, moved to legally change his voting registration Friday from Texas to Wyoming--the state he represented in the House of Representatives for 11 years.
February 25, 1990 |
Bad news for California's Democrats: Their share of registered voters has slipped below 50% for the first time in 56 years. The California secretary of state's soon-to-be-released Report of Registration shows incremental good news for Republicans, who now claim 39.02% of the registered voters. Democrats have dropped to 49.94%. This continues a trend under way in California since 1976.
August 3, 1989 |
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson switched his voting registration from Chicago to Washington today but was coy about whether he will run for mayor of the nation's capital against incumbent Marion Barry. Asked if registration was a step toward running for mayor next year, the 47-year-old minister joked, "This is just a few feet away from the White House." Jackson, who has never held public office but finished second to Michael S.