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How to Solve the Special Elections Problem

In a recent Sacramento Bee, the prolific political writer Dan Walters discusses the problem of legislative vacancies and how to fill them, focusing on a proposal by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. Senator Steinberg has introduced Senate Constitutional Amendment 16, which would require the Governor to fill legislative vacancies by appointment within 21 days [...]

Democracy in Any Language

The US Census Bureau released the list of counties that need to provide election materials in other languages. Here’s the rundown.

Large Margins of Victory Make a Statement

When voters elected five county supervisors to higher office on Tuesday, they made a statement: they are pleased with these individuals’ public service as county supervisors and trust they will represent them well in the State Capitol. We share that faith.

The Ballot’s in the Mail

Take note: if you are one of a growing number of Californians to vote by mail, you can expect to receive your ballots this week. County elections officials across California are mailing out ballots to officially get the June primary under way.

California Counties Say “No” to Prop. 16

The CSAC Board of Directors today voted to oppose Prop. 16, the initiative that would limit local government’s ability to expand local energy programs.