League Joins Secretary of State, Assemblymember Gonzalez Fletcher, and County Elections Officials to Urge Support of Bond Act to Modernize Voting Systems

League Joins Secretary of State, Assemblymember Gonzalez Fletcher, and County Elections Officials to Urge Support of Bond Act to Modernize Voting Systems

Type: 
Public Statement

SACRAMENTO - LWVC President Helen Hutchison joined Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, and county elections officials from across the state will hold a press conference Tuesday, May 23 in support of AB 668. Assembly Bill 668, the Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2018 authored by Assemblymember Gonzalez Fletcher, seeks $450 million to improve California’s voting systems. The funding would update aging equipment and also modernize how the state conducts elections to improve the voting experience.

Press Release: Secretary of State Padilla and Assemblymember Gonzalez Fletcher Announce Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2018

The last major investment in California elections systems came through the federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 and Proposition 41, the Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2002. In a report published in March, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) recommends that the legislature consider one-time funding to replace aging voting systems.

WHO:

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher
Dean Logan – Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and President, California Association of Clerks and Election Officials
Helen Hutchison - President of the League of Women Voters of California

WHEN:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
12:00 p.m.

WHERE:

State Capitol
Room 317

League to which this content belongs: 
California