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Post-election voter forum 7/13 in Pasadena; Nov. prop. numbers

July 8, 2016

Hi Folks,

Many California voters had a challenging time trying to vote in the June 7 California Primary. Since then I have been interviewed numerous times, contacted by many voters and pollworkers, and reviewed many videos and social media posts about voter experiences.

Many of the problems voters encountered appear to have stemmed from confusion around the state's vote-by-mail process, on the part of voters, pollworkers and even some elections officials. It appears many voters didn't realize they were mail ballot voters, or said they didn't receive or couldn't find their mail ballots, or didn't fully understand all their voting options, resulting in at least 700,000 provisional ballots cast.

In response to these issues, KPCC public radio in Pasadena is hosting a public forum on July 13, where I will be a panelist - more on that event below. Also if you would like to see news coverage or read accounts of voters' experiences please visit CVF in the News and also my blog.

While the California Primary results are close to being certified, the 17 measures slated for the November ballot just recently were assigned proposition numbers - more on that below.

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder
California Voter Foundation

Hack the Vote: Making Voting Easier, KPCC Public Forum July 13, Pasadena

KPCC, Pasadena-based public radio station that is also a partner in the California Counts public radio reporting consortium, is hosting a forum for voters on Wednesday, July 13, 7:30 - 9 p.m. at the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena. Voters are invited to share their California Primary voting experiences with a panel of experts as well as their ideas on how to make voting better.

Panelists include:

The event is free but registration is required. RSVP and learn more at the event web page.

California Propositions Assigned Numbers

Last week California Secretary of State Alex Padilla assigned the 17 measures that have qualified for the ballot their proposition numbers, ranging from Prop. 51 - Prop. 67.

The November ballot includes a wide variety of topics, such as the death penalty, marijuana, gun control, campaign finance and plastic bag use.

To learn more about each measure, see the Secretary of State's July 2 news release. Find out total funds being raised for and against each proposition from the Secretary of State and who the Top 10 Donors are for and against each measure from the Fair Political Practices Commission.

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Follow @kimalex3 on Twitter to get CVF news tips, opinion and analysis from CVF's president.

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