Debra Bowen

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Calif. to post raw campaign filings online daily

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Secretary of State’s Office has agreed to change the way it presents campaign finance data online after initially rejecting a request from a coalition of good-government groups, research organizations and […]


Alex Padilla announces candidacy for Secretary of State

PACOIMA (CNS) – Sen. Alex Padilla announced his candidacy for secretary of state today, saying he is seeking to become the state’s chief elections officer to increase voter participation.


Vote 2012

Calif. turnout was 72 percent in November election

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s Secretary of State says more than half the voters who cast ballots in the November election voted by mail – the highest rate yet for a general election.


Honoring a true poll veteran

(AP) – There are people who believe in voting, and then there’s Elisa Kennedy. The National Association of Secretaries of State honored California’s longest-serving poll worker with a medal Tuesday for her years of service […]


Election concerns at a glance

(AP) – Some concerns with the voting process have arisen in the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, including: – A translation glitch in California’s Korean-language voter guide forced the state to reprint and resend […]


More than 17M Californians registered to vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The secretary of state’s office reports that more than 17 million Californians are registered to vote ahead of the November presidential election, or nearly 73 percent of those who are eligible […]


Calif. allows complete voter registration online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California elections officials hope to make signing up to vote easier than ever through a new online registration system. Secretary of State Debra Bowen was joined by state lawmakers and voter […]



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