Voter Turnout in Primary Elections
The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
With voter turnout on the decline in California’s primary elections, the state has pursued reforms aimed at expanding the electorate. What have we learned from the new top-two primary system and other efforts? PPIC research fellow Eric McGhee will provide an overview, and a panel of leaders will discuss how to motivate more Californians to exercise their right to vote.
This project is supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.
11:45 a.m. Registration begins
12:05 p.m. Welcome
David Lesher, director of government affairs, PPIC
12:10 p.m. Presentation
Eric McGhee, research fellow, PPIC
12:20 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Lesher, director of government affairs, PPIC
Astrid Garcia, deputy director, Future of California Elections
Ethan Jones, chief consultant, Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee
Jill LaVine, registrar of voters, Sacramento County
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn