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2008 News Releases and Advisories

Number Date Title
DB08:109 12/19/08 Law Enforcement Initiative Enters Circulation
DB08:108 12/13/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Record Number of Californians Cast Ballots in November General Election
DB08:107 12/08/08 Term Limit and Campaign Contribution Initiative Enters Circulation
DB08:106 12/05/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Newly Processed State Archives Collections
Media Advisory 11/03/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Hold Election Day Media Availability
DB08:105 10/31/08 California Students Pick Their Presidential Candidate, Decide on 12 Ballot Measures in Mock Election
DB08:104 10/31/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Record Number of Registered Voters in California
DB08:103 10/30/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Newly Processed State Archives Collections
Media Advisory 10/29/08 Elections Chief Bowen, Schools Chief O'Connell To Visit Burbank Students Casting Ballots in Mock Presidential Election, Speak About Importance of Voting
DB08:102 10/23/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reminds Californians of Tuesday's Vote-By-Mail Deadline
DB08:101 10/22/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reminds Employers Of Law Guaranteeing Time Off to Vote In General Election
DB08:100 10/19/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Arrest of Man Charged with Voter Registration Fraud
DB08:099 10/17/08 Secretary of State Bowen Reminds Californians Of Election Dos and Don'ts
Media Advisory 10/16/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Host Voter Registration Drive Between Dawn and Midnight
Media Advisory 10/14/08 Secretary Bowen to Visit Cal Poly, Speak to Students About Importance of Voting
Media Advisory 10/10/08 Secretary Bowen to Visit Central Coast, Speak to Students at North Salinas High, U.C. Santa Cruz About Importance of Voting
Media Advisory 10/08/08 Secretary Bowen to Visit Fresno, Speak to Students at McLane High, Fresno State About Importance of Voting
DB08:098 10/06/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available for November General Election
DB08:097 10/03/08 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Legislators' Terms in Office. Campaign Contributions and Junkets. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
DB08:096 10/03/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Newly Processed State Archives Collections
DB08:095 10/02/08 Secretary of State Invites Golden State Residents to Join Her in Exploring California's Diverse History During Archives Month
DB08:094 10/01/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Launches 30-Day "Why I'm Voting" Video Challenge for November Election
Media Advisory 09/30/08 Secretary of State's Office to Host Media Tour of State Archives, Featuring Election Treasures from Last 150 Years
DB08:093 09/30/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Welcomes Creation of Online Voter Registration System
DB08:092 09/30/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Travels To Middle East, Speaks to U.S. Service Members About Voting From Abroad
DB08:091 09/29/08 Secretary of State Bowen Welcomes Additional Protections for Victims on Eve of Domestic Violence Awareness Month
DB08:090 09/29/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Laments Governor's View That Voters' Rights Measures Are Not 'Highest Priority'
DB08:089 09/19/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Voter Registration Numbers Continue to Climb
DB08:088 09/17/08 Elections and Schools Chiefs Encourage Student Civic Engagement Through MyVote California Student Mock Election
DB08:087 09/09/08 Secretary of State Bowen Applauds Decision to Allow Voter Registration at Federal Veterans Affairs Facilities
DB08:086 09/04/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Military and Overseas Voter Ballots Available 60 Days Before November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:085 09/02/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Newly Processed State Archives Collections
DB08:084 08/29/08 Secretary of State Bowen Advises Counties To Move Forward With Election Preparations, Not to Wait for More Legislative Measures
DB08:083 08/28/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies List Of Candidates for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:082 08/28/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies First Measure for June 8, 2010, Primary Election
Media Advisory 08/27/08 Secretary of State's Office to Hold Public Hearing on Sequoia Voting System Application
DB08:081 08/27/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Assigns Number and Invites Ballot Arguments for New Ballot Measure Certified for November General Election, Asks for Funding for Required Supplemental Voter Guide
DB08:080 08/14/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing for Candidate Order on November 4, 2008, General Election Ballots
DB08:079 08/05/08 Election Day Holiday Initiative Enters Circulation - Election Day Holiday. Initiative Statute.
DB08:078 08/05/08 Wealth Tax Initiative Enters Circulation - Wealth Tax. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB08:077 08/01/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Newly Processed State Archives Collections
Media Advisory 07/30/08 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Random Alphabet Drawing for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:076 07/23/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Unveils More User-Friendly State Voter Registration Card
DB08:075 07/15/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Assigns Number to New Ballot Measure Certified for the November 4, 2008, General Election, Invites Californians to Submit Ballot Arguments by July 18
DB08:074 07/12/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Record Percentage of Ballots Cast by Mail In June's Statewide Direct Primary Election, Certifies Results
DB08:073 06/27/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Newly Processed State Archives Collections
DB08:072 06/27/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Assigns Numbers to Ballot Measures Certified for the November 4, 2008, General Election, Invites Californians to Submit Ballot Arguments by July 8
DB08:071 06/17/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Eleventh Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:070 06/10/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Tenth Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:069 06/06/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Ninth Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:068 06/02/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Eighth Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:067 06/02/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Seventh Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:066 06/02/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Sixth Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:065 06/02/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Fifth Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:064 06/02/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reminds Californians of June Primary Election Day Tips
Media Advisory 06/02/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Hold Election Day Media Availability
DB08:063 05/30/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Fourth Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:062 05/30/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports California Voter Registration has Increased to 16.1 Million
DB08:061 05/30/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Arraignment Today of Sacramento Man Charged with Misusing Petition Information
DB08:060 05/23/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reminds Californians of Vote-By-Mail Deadline
DB08:059 05/22/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reminds Employers Of Law Guaranteeing Time Off to Vote in June 3 Primary
Media Advisory 05/16/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Answer Media Questions Monday, Last Day to Register to Vote in June Primary
DB08:058 05/15/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reminds Californians That Monday is Voter Registration for June Primary - Issues Election Day "Do and Don't" List
DB08:057 05/09/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Third Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:056 05/08/08 Secretary Of State Debra Bowen Announces Criminal Charges Against Fresno Man for Delayed Voter Registrations
DB08:055 05/07/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Conviction for Voter Registration Fraud in Orange County
DB08:054 05/05/08 As Vote-By-Mail Ballots Become Available For June Primary, Secretary of State Encourages California Voters to Check Their Voter Registration
DB08:053 04/30/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Felony Conviction in Orange County Voter Registration Fraud Case
DB08:052 04/28/08 Initiative to Repeal Stem-Cell Research Law Enters Circulation - Repeal of Voter-Approved Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB08:051 04/23/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Calls Attention to Vital Safe at Home Services on 'Denim Day California'
DB08:050 04/23/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Unveils Downloadable Audio Version of Voter Information Guide
DB08:049 04/18/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Continuing Increase in Voter Registration
DB08:048 04/10/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Encourages Use of Popular ‘Easy Voter Guide’ for June Primary Election
DB08:047 04/09/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies List of Candidates for 12th Senate District Special Recall Election
DB08:046 04/09/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Second Measure for November 4, 2008, General Election
DB08:045 04/09/08 Redevelopment and Property Tax Initiative Enters Circulation - Redevelopment Areas. Limitations on Using Property Tax to Secure Debt. Statute.
DB08:044 04/08/08 Marijuana Legalization Initiative Enters Circulation - Marijuana Legalization. Individual Rights. Constitutional Amendment.
DB08:043 04/08/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Felony Conviction Against Circulator For Fictitious Voter Registration
DB08:042 04/07/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing For Candidate Order on 12th Senate District Special Election Ballots
DB08:041 04/04/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Military and Overseas Voter Ballots Available 60 Days Before Statewide Direct Primary Election
DB08:040 04/02/08 Second Cigarette Tax Initiative Enters Circulation - Cigarette Tax. Children’s Health Insurance. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
Media Advisory 04/02/08 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Random Alphabet Drawing For Senate District 12 Recall Election
DB08:039 04/01/08 Education Initiative Enters Circulation - Education. Modified Definition of Discriminatory Practices in Public Schools. Statute.
DB08:038 04/01/08 Cigarette Tax Initiative Enters Circulation - Cigarette Tax. Children’s Health Insurance. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB08:037 03/27/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies List Of Candidates for June 3, 2008, Statewide Direct Primary
DB08:036 03/27/08 Three Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation
DB08:035 03/18/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Recall Election May Go Forward in Senate District 12 - Governor to Set Election Date
DB08:034 03/15/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Record Number of Votes Cast in a Presidential Primary Election, Certifies Results
DB08:033 03/13/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing for Candidate Order on June 3, 2008, Statewide Primary Election Ballots
Media Advisory 03/04/08 Secretary Bowen to Speak to Folsom High Students, Tour C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus
DB08:032 03/03/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Certified List of 12th Congressional District Candidates
Media Advisory 02/29/08 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Random Alphabet Drawing for June 3, 2008, Statewide Direct Primary Election
DB08:031 02/26/08 Education Initiative Enters Circulation - Education. Modified Definition of Discriminatory Practices in Public Schools. Statute.
DB08:030 02/26/08 Two Bond Initiatives Enter Circulation
DB08:029 02/26/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing For Candidate Order on Ballots in 12th Congressional District Special Election
DB08:028 02/20/08 Eminent Domain Initiative Enters Circulation - Eminent Domain. Taking Property for Private Ownership. Statute.
DB08:027 02/19/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports Voter Registration Continues to Increase
DB08:026 02/19/08 Four Water Bond Initiatives Enter Circulation - Bonds. Water Storage, Reliability, Protection. Drinking Water. Statute.
Media Advisory 02/19/08 Secretary of State's Office to Conduct Random Alphabet Drawing for Congressional District 12 Special Election
Media Advisory 02/19/08 Secretary of State's Office to Hold Public Hearing on ES&S Voting System Application
DB08:025 02/13/08 Second Criminal Penalties Initiative Enters Circulation - Criminal Penalties and Laws. Public Safety Funding. Statute.
DB08:024 02/11/08 Fifth Victims’ Rights Initiative Enters Circulation - Criminal Justice System. Victims’ Rights. Parole. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB08:023 02/11/08 Fourth Victims' Rights Initiative Enters Circulation - Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB08:022 02/06/08 Water Bond Initiative Enters Circulation - Bonds. Water Storage, Reliability, Protection. Drinking Water. Statute.
DB08:021 02/05/08 ATTENTION MEDIA: "Decline-To-State" Voter Rights
Media Advisory 02/05/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Hold Election Day Media Availability
DB08:020 02/01/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reports 700,000 New California Voters Registered Since Last Presidential Primary - 244,202 Voters Joined the Rolls Since December
DB08:019 02/01/08 Who Would California Students Nominate for President? - Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces MyVote California 2008 Student Mock Election results
DB08:018 01/31/08 Ninth Marriage Initiative Enters Circulation - Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights. Constitutional Amendment.
DB08:017 01/30/08 Three Victims' Rights Initiatives Enter Circulation
DB08:016 01/29/08 Secretary of State Bowen Announces Felony Charge Filed Against Siskiyou Man Accused of Voting Twice in 2005
Media Advisory 01/28/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Visit Mock Presidential Primary at Kennedy High School
Media Advisory 01/25/08 Tens of Thousands of California Students To Cast Ballots in 2008 Mock Election for President
DB08:015 01/25/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Assigns Numbers to Ballot Measures Certified For the June 3, 2008, Statewide Direct Primary Election, Invites Californians to Submit Ballot Arguments by February 6
DB08:014 01/24/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Reminds Employers of Law Guaranteeing Time Off to Vote In Presidential Primary
DB08:013 01/23/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies Second Measure for June 3, 2008, Direct Primary Election
Media Advisory 01/18/08 Voter Registration Deadline is January 22 - Secretary of State Debra Bowen to Host Last-Day Voter Registration Drive Until Midnight
DB08:012 01/17/08 Teacher and Administrator Compensation Initiative Enters Circulation - Teacher and Administrator Compensation. Statute.
DB08:011 01/16/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Certifies First Measure for June 3, 2008, Direct Primary Election
DB08:010 01/15/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Urges Citizens to Serve As Poll Workers for February 5 Presidential Primary Election
DB08:009 01/11/08 Uninsured Motorists Initiative Enters Circulation - Uninsured Motorists. Enforcement and Penalties. Statute.
DB08:008 01/11/08 Political Activities Initiative Enters Circulation - Organizations Representing Local Governments and Agencies. Limits on Political Activity. Civil and Criminal Penalties. Statute.
DB08:007 01/11/08 College and University Fees Initiative Enters Circulation - College and University Fees. Wealth Tax. Statute.
DB08:006 01/04/08 Secretary of State Debra Bowen Announces Vote-By-Mail Ballots Available for February Primary Beginning January 7, Reminds Eligible Californians to Register to Vote by January 22
DB08:005 01/04/08 Redistricting Initiative Enters Circulation - Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment.
DB08:004 01/03/08 Tax Initiative Enters Circulation - Homeowner's Real Property Tax Exemption and Renter's Tax Credit. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB08:003 01/03/08 Criminal Penalties Initiative Enters Circulation - Criminal Penalties and Laws. State Spending. Statute.
DB08:002 01/02/08 Wealth Tax Initiative Enters Circulation - Wealth Tax. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
DB08:001 01/02/08 Prison-Related Initiative Enters Circulation - Nonviolent Offenders. Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation. Statute.



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