Independent Voter Project

Alex Padilla At Nonpartisan Primary Summit: 'Let's Modernize CA Elections'

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla discussed his current motor voter proposal Wednesday at the first-ever California Nonpartisan Primary Summit before an audience of state lawmakers, election reformers, and capitol insiders.

Padilla’s motor voter proposal aims to increase voter participation by removing what amounts to the first barrier for many voters: registering to vote.

The proposal, currently in the legislature under AB 1461, would automatically register California citizens to vote using data collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles, unless the individual chooses to opt out or is ineligible to vote.


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