California Voter Foundation President <b>Kim Alexander</b> is celebrating 25 years since the organization was ‘relaunched’ in 1994 – she sat down with <b>John Howard</b> and <b>Tim Foster</b> of the CW podcast to talk about the history of CVF and what her top concerns are a quarter century after the kickoff. (In short: a paper trail for votes cast.)
The Foundation is backing three pieces of legislation that are currently parked on the governor’s desk: AB 681/Gonzalez, a bill to require county registrars to notify voters of their registered party preference and Presidential election voting choices in advance of the March 2020 Presidential Primary; SB 72/Umberg, a bill to require counties to provide voters with the ability to register or change their party preference on Election Day at all polling places statewide; and SB 523/McGuire – a bill to require counties to notify voters whose signatures are missing from vote-by-mail envelopes and provide them with the ability to submit a valid signature so their ballot is counted and not rejected. (Note: Gov. Newsom signed these bills just before we posted this podcast.) This and much more on this week’s edition of the Capitol Weekly Podcast.