Category : News
California Election Leaders Stay Focused on Reform in Politically Charged Era
By John Guenther. Originally posted at CA Fwd. As election officials and reformers gathered for an annual event in Los Angeles, the goal of upgrading California’s elections took on special significance this year in the face of a crisis of confidence in democracy itself. At the Future of California Elections Conference yesterday, the focus remained on […]Read more.
Preview of the Future of California Elections 2017 Conference
Amidst groundless allegations of election fraud dominating national media and an emerging, confused debate about voter rolls, Future of California Elections (FoCE) will once again bring together a broad network of reform advocates and election administrators to ensure that California engages in an honest and open dialogue about our state’s election practices. Given the contentious […]Read more.
California Association of Clerks and Election Officials launches election cost website
What does it take to fund an election? The California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) in partnership with Q2 Data & Research and with the support of the James Irvine Foundation, launched a new election cost website to help understand the true cost of funding California’s democracy. The website has historic information back […]Read more.
Creating Partnerships for Real Solutions
Every year at our annual Future of California Elections (FoCE) conference we work to create a space that fosters collaboration and highlights the existing work being done among election administrators, reform advocates, civil rights, and civic engagement groups. We believe it is these unique partnerships that create real solutions to modernizing elections and expanding participation. There is great potential for a […]Read more.
California Secretary of State Seeks Candidates for New Language Accessibility Advisory Committee
Language diversity is among one of the unique characteristics of California’s electorate. Language assistance on Election Day and providing voting information in the language of choice, as required by the federal Voting Rights Act, strengthens California’s democracy. Los Angeles County provides voting information on its website in 10 different languages. According to research by Asian […]Read more.
FoCE Members Release New Resource on California’s New Motor Voter Law
Future of California Elections members released a timely resource to explain California’s New Motor Voter Law. Click here to access California’s New Motor Voter Law: Frequently Asked Questions UPDATE: AB 1461 FAQ is now available in Spanish, click here. The ACLU of California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA, California Common Cause, the League of Women Voters […]Read more.
Future of California Elections Fall Forum “One Year Before The 2016 Presidential Election”
November 10, is the second Tuesday of November, and marks exactly one year before the 2016 Presidential Election. Future of California Elections is hosting a policy forum entitled “One Year Before the 2016 Presidential Election” on November 10 at the UC Center Sacramento to cast a spotlight on many significant election reforms since the last […]Read more.
Election Trends this Legislative Session
There was significant movement in election reform this legislative session. The new session included three joint election committee hearings, dozens of election bills, and countless hours of deliberation as legislators and advocates considered ways to transform how we conduct elections in California. As the first year of the session comes to a close there are […]Read more.
FoCE Welcomes Vince Hall as New Executive Director
Future of California Elections (FoCE) today announced the appointment of Vince Hall as Executive Director. Hall brings over two decades of public policy experience in local, state, and federal government to his new position, including serving as Staff Director for Governor Gray Davis. More recently he served for eight years as Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, where he directed governmental relations and served on the State Legislative Committee. He has also served as a consultant to communities engaged in redistricting, bringing experience in, and passion for, fair and efficient elections.Read more.
VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE! FoCE Hosts October 14 Vote-By-Mail Luncheon Event to “Make Sure Every Vote Counts”
MISS THE EVENT? Check out the video (courtesy of California Forward) here! WANT THE VOTE-BY-MAIL TOOLKIT? Click here! With Election Day less than a month away, new research shows that many California voters are at risk of having their vote-by-mail ballots go uncounted for one of three common errors – returning them too late, returning them […]Read more.