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California’s Politically Invisible July 27 2021 California voters are older, better educated, wealthier, and more likely to be white than Californians who don’t vote. This gap between the voting public and Californians as a whole can make election results unrepresentative.
Improving California’s Automatic Voter Registration June 2 2021 The California New Motor Voter (CNMV) law, which streamlined voter registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles, has boosted the state’s overall registration rate. Improvements to CNMV could build on the program’s substantial progress.
Reading the Tea Leaves on the Governor’s Recall April 28 2021 Views on Governor Newsom’s handling of K–12 education and the state’s economy—critical policy areas during the pandemic—could determine the fate of the recall effort.
Video: Vote-by-Mail and Voter Turnout in the Pandemic Election April 21 2021 PPIC’s Eric McGhee discusses new research on how changes to election policies and processes affected voter turnout in California and the nation.
Video: A Conversation with Secretary of State Shirley Weber April 14 2021 Secretary of State Weber discusses her longstanding commitment to broadening voter participation and talks about how California can continue to boost turnout.