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2003 News Releases and Advisories

Number Date Title
KS03:116 12/19/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Limitations on "Three Strikes" Law. Sex Crimes. Punishment. Initiative Statute.
KS03:115 12/17/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Provides User-Friendly Easy Voter Guides for March 2, 2004 Primary Election
KS03:114 12/16/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Defends Expanded Rights for Domestic Partners in Sacramento Superior Court
KS03:113 12/16/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Limitations on Enforcement of Unfair Business Competition Laws. Initiative Statute.
KS03:112 12/16/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Election Reforms - California Plan Calls for Modernizing Voting Equipment and Increasing Poll Worker Training
KS03:111 12/15/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Assigns Proposition Numbers to Two New Ballot Measures
KS03:110 12/14/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Places New Ballot Labels on Public Display for the March 2004 Statewide Primary Election
KS03:109 12/11/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing for March 2, 2004 Statewide Primary Election
KS03:108 12/2/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Public Benefits. Driver's License. Eligibility. Immigration Status and Identity Verification. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
KS03:107 11/21/03 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Sex Offenders. Punishment. Parole. Public Information. Initiative Statute.
  2. Recall Signature Requirements. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
KS03:106 11/21/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Directives To Ensure Voter Confidence in Electronic Systems - Beginning July 1, 2005, All Touch Screen Systems Purchased Must Have a Paper Audit Trail
KS03:105 11/20/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Display of State Voter Information Guide for March 2, 2004 Primary Election - Available for Public Inspection Now Through December 8, 2003
KS03:104 11/18/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
KS03:103 11/18/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
KS03:102 11/14/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Certifies October 7th Statewide Special Election Results - Governor-elect Schwarzenegger can now be sworn-in
KS03:101 11/12/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Parental Notification Prior to Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
KS03:100 11/12/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Launches Independent Audit of California Voting Systems
KS03:099 11/03/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Releases List of Presidential Candidates for March 2004 Primary Election
KS03:098 10/28/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Unveils Phase 2 of Enhancements to Cal-Access
KS03:097 10/27/03 Shelley Announces Creation of Task Force on Voter Privacy
KS03:096 10/27/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Assigns Proposition Numbers to Two Ballot Measures Certified for the March Primary Election - Invites Public to Submit Ballot Arguments, For or Against Measures, by November 4, 2003
KS03:095 10/23/03 Referendum Proponents May Begin Collecting Signaturesin Attempt to Overturn Amendments to Health Care Coverage Requirements
KS03:094 10/21/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Mental Health Services Expansion and Funding. Tax on Incomes Over $1 Million. Initiative Statute.
KS03:093 10/8/03 Three Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Preferential Voting. Terms of Office. Redistricting. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  2. Elections. Primaries. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  3. State Revenue and Expenditures. Initiative Statute.
KS03:092 10/6/03 Shelley Urges Media to Withhold Exit Polling Results until Polls Close - Encourages All 15,380,536 Registered Voters to Participate on Election Day
KS03:091 10/3/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation Children's Hospital Projects. Grant Program. Bond Act. Initiative Statute.
KS03:090 10/3/03 Referendum Proponents May Begin Collecting Signatures in Attempt to Overturn Domestic Partner Law
KS03:089 10/3/03 Secretary Shelley Releases Final Report of Registration October 7, Statewide Special Election - Nearly 15.4 million Californians Are Registered to Vote
KS03:088 10/2/03 Secretary Shelley Reminds California Businesses of Law Allowing Employees Time Off to Vote on Election Day - California Law Allows Workers up to Two Hours of Paid Time Off to Vote
KS03:087 10/2/03 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Limits on Class Size. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  2. Sexual Orientation, Status, Conduct or Relationships. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
KS03:086 10/2/03 Secretary of State Shelley Examines San Diego County Elections Efforts For Next Tuesday's Statewide Special Election More than 1.3 Million Absentee Ballots Turned In
KS03:085 10/1/03 Secretary of State Shelley, L.A. County Elections Registrar McCormack Highlight Ease and Convenience of Early Voting Locations Election Interest Reflected in the More Than 1.2 Absentee Ballots Already Cast
KS03:084 9/30/03 Secretary of State Shelley Reviews Critical County Elections Preparations for Tuesday's Statewide Special Election - More than 1.1 Million Absentee Ballots Already Cast
KS03:083 9/23/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Lauds Signing of Key Election Reform Legislation - AB 177 (Oropeza), SB 610 (Escutia) Signed by Governor
KS03:082 9/25/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Votes Absentee, Encourages Californians to do the Same - Urges Voters to Study the Candidates and the Issues in the Comfort of their Homes
KS03:081 9/23/03 Secretary of State Urges Citizens to 'Help Make Democracy Work'- Volunteer Poll Workers Needed in San Joaquin County for October 7th Special Election
KS03:080 9/23/03 Secretary of State Urges Citizens to 'Help Make Democracy Work'- Volunteer Poll Workers Needed in LA County for October 7th Special Election
KS03:079 9/23/03 Shelley Praises Ninth Circuit Decision, Redoubles Voter Education Efforts
KS03:078 9/19/03 Referendum Proponents May Begin Collecting Signatures in Attempt to Repeal Immigrant Drivers License Law
KS03:077 9/19/03 Secretary Shelley Statement on Ninth Circuit Rehearing
KS03:076 9/17/03 SECRETARY OF STATE KEVIN SHELLEY FILES BRIEF FOR EN BANC REVIEW BY THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
KS03:075 9/16/03 Shelley Issues Continuing Directive to Counties to Move Forward with Election Planning
KS03:074 9/16/03 Secretary Shelley to File Brief in Response to Ninth Circuit Order
KS03:073 9/15/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Unveils Voter Education TV & Radio Public Service Announcements - Key Voter Information About Registration, Absentee Ballots, Polling Places and More
KS03:072 9/11/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Latino Outreach Partnership to Educate Voters - Partners with NALEO Education Fund, Univision, Entravision, La Opinion, and The Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation to send a message of registration and participation to Californians.
KS03:071 9/12/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley to Allow Overseas Military Personnel to Return Absentee Ballots by Fax - Cites Extraordinary Time Constraints of the October 7th Statewide Special Election; Need to Ensure Overseas Voters Can Vote and Have Their Vote Count
KS03:070 9/8/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Encourages Absentee Voting, Voter Registration and Participation at Urban League Event - Unveils Voter Education Website myvotecounts.org for the October 7, 2003 Statewide Special Election
KS03:069 9/4/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Voter Outreach Plans for College Campuses - At U.C. Berkeley, Shelley Urges Students to "Express yourselves at the ballot box."
KS03:068 9/3/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation Arbitration. Health Care Disputes. Initiative Statute
KS03:067 9/2/03 Secretary of State's Office Issues Statement On U.S. Dept. of Justice Pre-Clearance Letter
KS03:066 8/27/03 Secretary Shelley Releases 60-Day Report of Registration October 7, Statewide Special Election
KS03:065 8/26/03 California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley in LA for Voter Outreach Discussions With County Registrar Conny McCormack
KS03:064 8/26/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Delivers $23.2 Million Check to Orange County for New Voting Equipment
KS03:063 8/20/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Issues Statement Regarding Today's Judicial Decision
KS03:062 8/15/03 Secretary of State Outlines Voter Education Plans for October 7 - Efforts Target Punch Card Voters, Users of New Voting Systems
KS03:061 8/13/03 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation 1. Elimination of Vehicle License Fees. Local Fiscal Fund. Definition of Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 2. Annual Vehicle License Fee. Initiative Statute.
KS03:060 8/13/03 California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Certifies Candidate List
KS03:059 8/13/03 California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Welcomes Birth of Second Child
KS03:058 8/11/03 Secretary Shelley Places October 7th Statewide Special Election Voter Information Guide on Public Display - Voter Information Guide Also Available on line at www.ss.ca.gov
KS03:057 8/12/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing for October 7, 2003 Statewide Special Election
KS03:056 8/1/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation Traffic and Parking Violations. Fees. Initiative Statute
KS03:055 7/28/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Places Ballot Labels, Titles and Summaries of Measures for the October 7th Statewide Special Election on Public Display
KS03:054 7/25/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Assigns Proposition Numbers to Two Ballot Measures Certified for the Statewide Special Election - Invites Public to Submit Ballot Arguments, For or Against Measures, by July 31, 2003
KS03:053 7/23/03 Remarks by Secretary of State Kevin Shelley July 23, 2003 (as prepared)
KS03:052 7/22/03 Three Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Confinement and Feeding of Veal Calves. Confinement of Pregnant Farm Pigs. Initiative Statute.
  2. Confinement of Pregnant Farm Pigs. Initiative Statute.
  3. Confinement of Veal Calves and Pregnant Farm Pigs. Initiative Statute.
KS03:051 7/21/03 Statement by Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Regarding Recall
KS03:050 7/19/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Issues Directive to Counties
KS03:049 7/18/03 Statement by Secretary of State's Office
KS03:048 7/15/03 Statement by Secretary of State's Office
KS03:047 7/14/03 Statement by Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Regarding Recall
KS03:046 7/9/03 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Pig Crates. Initiative Statute.
  2. Pig Confinement. Initiative Statute
KS03:045 7/8/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Lauds Passage of Two Key Elections Bills
KS03:044 7/7/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation Corporation Tax. Vote Requirements. Restrictions and Limitations. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
KS03:043 7/2/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Releases Touch Screen Task Force Report On-Line
KS03:042 6/27/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Regional Offices to Begin Accepting Domestic Partnership Forms - New Certificates Now Available
KS03:041 6/24/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Releases Official Number of Unverified Recall Petition Signatures
KS03:038 6/20/03 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. State Budget. Taxes. Voting Requirement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  2. State Budget, Related Taxes, and Reserve. Voting Requirements, Penalties. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
KS03:037 6/19/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Campaign Funds. Initiative Statute.
KS03:036 6/18/03 Five Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Fees. Vote Requirement. Repeal. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  2. Taxes. Fees. Vote Requirement. Repeal. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  3. Fees. Two-Thirds Vote Requirement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  4. Two-Thirds-Plus-One Vote Requirement. Taxes. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  5. Fees. Vote Requirement. Repeal State Budget. Penalties and Reserve. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
KS03:035 6/16/03 SECRETARY OF STATE SHELLEY RELEASES BLUEPRINT FOR IMPLEMENTING ELECTION REFORMS IN CALIFORNIA - California set to receive between $160--$170 million in federal funds this calendar year
KS03:034 6/5/03 California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Applauds Assembly Approval of Landmark Domestic Partnership Legislation
KS03:033 6/3/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's Election Reform Legislative Package Advances in Legislature
KS03:032 5/30/03 Shelley Applauds Passage of Poll Worker Training Measure - Poll Workers to be Better Trained for Election Day
KS03:031 5/23/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's Clean Campaign Legislation - Passes Senate Floor
KS03:030 5/20/03 Shelley Sponsored Bill - More Students to Work at California Polling Places - Passes Crucial Fiscal Hurdle
KS03:029 5/22/03 News Memo - 2003-2004 Lobbyist Directories Now Availaable
KS03:028 5/16/03 Revised Title and Summary Issued for Proposed Initiative - Compensation for Government Regulation of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
KS03:027 5/14/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Alternative Income Tax Rate. Initiative Statute.
KS03:026 5/13/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Compensation for Government Regulation of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
KS03:025 5/2/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Consumer Information Privacy. Initiative Statute.
KS03:024 5/1/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Members of State Plan Advisory Committee to help Implement the "Help America Vote Act"
KS03:023 5/1/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's Legislative Package Clears Senate Elections Committee
KS03:022 4/29/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Pig Enclosures. Initiative Statute.
KS03:021 4/23/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Praises Assembly Elections Committee's Approval of his Legislative Package
KS03:020 4/9/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Legalized Casino-Type Gambling. City of Adelanto Pilot Program Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
KS03:019 4/9/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Delivers $8.7 Million Check to Alameda County for New Voting Equipment - Secretary Shelley was the Legislative Author of Proposition 41 in 2002 Which Provides Funds to Counties to Upgrade Voting Equipment
KS03:018 4/1/03 Shelley Appoints Fred Hamdun as Deputy Secretary of State
KS03:017 3/28/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Delivers $7.5 Million Check to Riverside County for New Voting Equipment - Secretary Shelley was the Legislative Author of Proposition 41 in 2002 Which Provides Funds to Counties to Upgrade Voting Equipment
KS03:016 3/26/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Peace Policy. Initiative Statute.
KS03:015 3/25/03 Proposed Recall Petition Cleared for Circulation
KS03:014 3/17/03 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Statewide Elections. Fines for Failure to Register or Vote. Initiative Statute.
KS03:013 3/14/03 Secretary Shelley Releases Latest Report of Registration; Announces Re-Qualification of Peace and Freedom Party
KS03:012 3/13/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Announces Support of Legislation to Close Campaign Finance Loophole
KS03:011 3/10/03 Shelley Calls on FPPC to Investigate Secret Campaign Donations; Sponsors Legislation to Close Campaign Finance Loophole - Says Legislation Necessary to Fix Major Problem with California's Campaign Finance Laws
KS03:010 3/5/03 Recall Proponents Notified of Changes Required to Proposed Petition - Proponents have Ten Calendar Days to Change Proposed Petition and Submit Corrected Copies and New Proof of Publication in Newspaper of General Circulation to Secretary of State
KS03:009 2/28/03 Secretary Shelley Outlines Procedure for Reviewing Recall Petitions
KS03:008 2/21/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Outlines Objectives for California's Share of Federal Election Reform Funding - $195 million to improve voting in California should result in more people voting on Election Day
KS03:007 2/19/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Creates Special Task Force to Review Paper Trails and New Electronic Voting Systems - Says Voter Confidence will Ultimately Determine the Future of the Electoral System
KS03:006 2/6/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Appoints Terri M. Carbaugh as Assistant Secretary of State for Strategic Communications
KS03:005 2/6/03 Shelley Announces Appointment to Voting Modernization Board
KS03:004 1/27/03 Secretary of State Kevin Shelley Addresses Voters in South Gate; Seeks to Restore Public Confidence for Tuesday's Recall Election - Says First Obligation is to Ensure that Voters in South Gate Have the Highest Level of Confidence in the Elections Process
KS03:003 1/15/03 Shelley Announces Appointment to Voting Modernization Board
KS03:002 1/15/03 Shelley Appoints Mark Kyle as Undersecretary of State
KS03:001 1/6/03 Shelley Vows for More Corporate Accountability and Increased Voter Participation as California's Next Secretary of State - Pledges to Renew the Promise of American Democracy by Restoring Full Faith in our Electoral Process and Confidence in our Economic System

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