Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Strengthen Elections, Expand Voter Rights


10-10-2015

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 Hernαndez (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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