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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Governor's Press Office

Saturday, October 10, 2015 (916) 445-4571

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Strengthen Elections, Expand Voter Rights 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed a package of legislation – including AB 1461 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) – to help improve elections and expand voter rights and access in California.

 

  • AB 44 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) – Elections: statewide recounts.
  • AB 277 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) – California Voting Rights Act of 2001.
  • AB 363 by Assemblymember Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) – Closing of the polls.
  • AB 477 by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) – Elections: ballots and the Green Party.
  • AB 547 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) – Elections: special elections: all-mailed ballot elections.
  • AB 1020 by Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) – Elections: voter registration.
  • AB 1461 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) – Voter registration: California New Motor Voter Program.
  • AB 1504 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) – Elections: all-mailed ballot elections: pilot project.
  • AB 1535 by the Committee on Elections and Redistricting – Elections.
  • AB 1536 by the Committee on Elections and Redistricting – Elections.
  • SB 365 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) – Vote by mail ballot drop-off locations.
  • SB 439 by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) – Election procedures.
  • SB 493 by Senator Anthony J. Cannella (R-Ceres) – Elections in cities: by or from districts.
  • SB 589 by Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Voting: voter registration: individuals with disabilities and conservatees.

 

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov

 

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814


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