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Voter Turnout in Primary Elections

The James Irvine Foundation Briefing Series
June 6, 2014
12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (registration 11:45 a.m.)

CSAC Conference Center
1020 11th Street, second floor
Sacramento, CA

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About the Program

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

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