The California Motor Voter program is making registering to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) more convenient. Starting soon, eligible applicants completing a driver license, identification (ID) card or change of address transaction online, by mail or in person at the DMV will be automatically registered to vote by the California Secretary of State, unless they choose to opt out of automatic voter registration.
Cannabizfile is the Secretary of State's new online portal that contains useful information about cannabis-related business filings with the Secretary of State’s office starting in 2018. Entrepreneurs seeking to start a cannabis-related business in California will need to register their business entity, as well as any desired trademark or service mark, with the Secretary of State.
The California State Archives has completed one of its largest digitization projects. The collection features nearly 3,000 photographs taken by native Californians William M. and Grace McCarthy from approximately 1905 to 1938. The McCarthys traveled extensively during the early years of automobile travel, as newly constructed highways connected people and places throughout the United States and beyond, providing pictorial documentation of a pivotal period in our nation's history.
California's confidential mail program website is new and improved! The changes to the website make it easier to learn about the program, who is eligible to participate, the benefits, and how to apply. Starting January 1, 2018, we will also expand our program to serve victims of human trafficking.