CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2000 |
The final date to register to vote in the November presidential elections is Oct. 10. Anyone who wants to register may do so at the elections division office in the Hall of Administration at the County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration forms also are available throughout the county at fire stations, post offices, chambers of commerce, libraries, city halls and the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
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.
October 10, 2002
Voter participation in the United States is declining alarmingly even though the 2000 presidential election demonstrated anew the importance of each vote. In California, the turnout for March's primary elections was the lowest ever for statewide balloting. Nationwide, people 30 and under are the least likely to vote. Fixing this is more complicated than opening polling places to voting-day registration. In California, anyone who is not now on the voting rolls has until the end of the business day Oct. 21 to sign up to vote Nov. 5. Even though that is a shorter deadline than in the past, many election officials believe that the biggest impediment to voting remains the voter registration system.