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Commentary: California Leads in Voting Reform October 20 2015 With the stroke of a pen, California is now at the vanguard of American voting reform.
Electoral Reforms Face New Test May 15 2014 California’s political reforms—redistricting and the top-two primary—were meant to shake up the status quo, and in 2012, they didn’t disappoint. Things are calmer in this year’s legislative and congressional races.
The Power of the Primary Voter May 8 2014 Voters are starting to think seriously about whether or not to vote on June 3—in fact, many voters have received their vote-by-mail ballots already. And because of a recent change to California’s primary system, this decision about voting will be more important than ever.
California’s Quietest Reform February 10 2014 California has adopted a lot of high-profile political reforms recently, including a new way of drawing district lines and a radically open primary system. But there’s another reform that is transforming the state legislature without attracting nearly as much national attention.