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AP16:164 12/16/16 Secretary of State Padilla Certifies November General Election Results
Media Advisory 12/16/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Certify November 8, 2016, General Election Results
AP16:163 12/15/16 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for March 7, 2017, General Law City Election Ballots
AP16:162 12/13/16 Secretary of State Padilla Announces New California Business Search Tool
AP16:161 12/10/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Responds to Trump's Criticism of Early Voting
AP16:160 12/08/16 California State Archives Releases “Spanning the Bay: Celebrating the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge” the Latest Digitized Exhibit Available Online
Media Advisory 12/05/16 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for March 7, 2017, General Law City Elections
AP16:159 11/27/16 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump Tweets
AP16:158 11/18/16 Secretary of State Padilla Responds to the Nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General
Media Advisory 11/16/16 Secretary Padilla to Speak at Pat Brown Institute
AP16:157 11/14/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Condemns Trump Appointment of Extremist Steve Bannon
AP16:156 11/10/16 California Secretary of State Calls Trump’s Placement of Kris Kobach on Transition Team an "Assault on Voting Rights and Civil Rights"
AP16:155 11/09/16 California Vote Counting—What To Expect
Media Advisory 11/08/16 Media Availability with Secretary of State Padilla at Voter Hotline Call Center
AP16:154 11/08/16 Election Day is Here—Polls Now Open
AP16:153 11/07/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Urges Californians—Know Your Voting Rights
Media Advisory 11/04/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Vote Early in North Hollywood Saturday Morning
AP16:152 11/04/16 Record 19.4 million Californians Now Registered to Vote
AP16:151 11/03/16 Voter Tips for November 8, 2016 General Election
AP16:150 11/02/16 Secretary of State Padilla Statement on “Ballot Selfie” Ruling
AP16:149 11/02/16 Secretary of State Padilla Reminds Voters of Early Voting Opportunities
AP16:148 11/01/16 Secretary of State Launches Free ‘Vote California’ Smartphone App
AP16:147 11/01/16 Secretary of State Padilla Statement on Ballot Selfie Lawsuit
AP16:146 10/28/16 Write-in Candidates for President and Vice President Certified
AP16:145 10/28/16 New Online Tool Maps Link Between Vulnerable Communities and Voter Turnout
AP16:144 10/28/16 Californians Can Celebrate Veterans Day Early Through “Honor Veterans. Vote.” Program
AP16:143 10/27/16 California Law Allows Time Off to Vote on Election Day
AP16:142 10/25/16 Record Number of Online Voter Registrations in California
AP16:141 10/24/16 Final Day for Californians to Register to Vote in November 8 General Election
Media Advisory 10/21/16 Secretary of State’s Office to Host Voter Registration Drive
AP16:140 10/21/16 CAL-ACCESS to Undergo Regularly Scheduled Maintenance
AP16:139 10/20/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Appoints Jesse F. Melgar Chief Communications Officer
AP16:138 10/20/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages California Citizens to Register to Vote by October 24
AP16:137 10/19/16 Secretario de Estado Padilla Lanza Video de la Declaración de Derechos de los Votantes
AP16:136 10/18/16 California Secretary of State, State Archives and UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library Ensure Public Access to Historic Crime Records
Media Advisory 10/14/16 Secretary Padilla to Keynote Voto Latino and The California Endowment Power Summit in Sacramento
Media Advisory 10/14/16 State Archives Speaker Series: Dr. Blaine Lamb, Ph.D. Will Discuss the Life of Civil War Soldier Charles Pomeroy
Media Advisory 10/14/16 Secretary of State Padilla and Off The Grid Partner for Voter Registration Event at Crocker Art Museum
AP16:135 10/14/16 Over 500 Schools Participate in California Student Mock Election
AP16:134 10/13/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla and MapLight Launch New Tool for California Voters
Media Advisory 10/10/16 California Student Mock Election Tomorrow; Secretary Padilla to Visit Venice High School
AP16:133 10/06/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages Californians to Serve as Poll Workers for the November 8 General Election
Media Advisory 10/06/16 California State Archives Serves as Host for Sixth Annual Archives Crawl
AP16:132 10/05/16 Record Number of Californians Now Registered to Vote
AP16:131 09/29/16 Governor Brown Signs Landmark Election Reform Bill
AP16:130 09/28/16 California Online Voter Registration Surge Continues
Media Advisory 09/28/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Sonoma County
Media Advisory 09/27/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Canoga Park High School
AP16:129 09/27/16 Facebook Reminder Triggers Surge in California Online Voter Registration
AP16:128 09/27/16 Secretary of State Padilla Urges Californians to Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day
Media Advisory 09/27/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch at San Diego Padres Game
AP16:127 09/26/16 Secretary of State Padilla Certifies VoteCal Statewide Voter Registration Database
Media Advisory 09/26/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Kicks off National Voter Registration Day in Los Angeles and Orange County Tomorrow
AP16:126 09/23/16 CAL-ACCESS to Undergo Regularly Scheduled Maintenance
Media Advisory 09/23/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Richmond High School
Media Advisory 09/23/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in Oakland
Media Advisory 09/22/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit John Muir High School
Media Advisory 09/21/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Deliver Keynote Speech at Sacramento Citizenship Ceremony and Visit Grant Union High School
Media Advisory 09/21/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in San Diego
AP16:125 09/20/16 Secretary Padilla Announces Historic Partnership with Largest Four-Year Public University System in the Nation to Register Students to Vote
Media Advisory 09/20/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Lincoln High School in San Diego
Media Advisory 09/19/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Cabrillo High School
AP16:124 09/19/16 Secretary Padilla Announces Partnership with the Largest Postsecondary Education System in Nation, California Community Colleges, to Register Students to Vote
Media Advisory 09/19/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Announce Partnership with California State University System to Improve Student Voter Registration
Media Advisory 09/16/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Announce Partnership with California Community Colleges
Media Advisory 09/16/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Kicks Off High School Voter Education Weeks at John Burroughs High School
AP16:123 09/16/16 Secretary of State Padilla Update on Letters from Voter Participation Center
AP16:122 09/15/16 Secretary Padilla Announces Historic Partnership with the University of California System to Educate, Empower and Register Students to Vote
Media Advisory 09/14/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Announce Partnership with the University of California at UC Regents Meeting
Media Advisory 09/13/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in Yosemite
Media Advisory 09/12/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in Fresno
AP16:121 09/09/16 Secretary of State Padilla Statement on Letters from Voter Participation Center
AP16:120 09/09/16 Secretary Padilla and East West Bank Announce Partnership to Promote Voter Registration and Turnout
AP16:119 09/08/16 Secretary of State Padilla Releases Voter Bill of Rights Video
Media Advisory 09/02/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in San Diego
AP16:118 09/01/16 Secretary of State Padilla Certifies Candidate List for November 8, 2016, General Election
AP16:117 09/01/16 Secretary of State Padilla Appointed to the Department of Homeland Security's Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group
AP16:116 08/30/16 State Archives Releases “California Road Trip” the Latest Digitized Exhibit on Google Cultural Institute
AP16:115 08/29/16 California Legislature Sends Landmark Election Reform Bill To Governor Brown
AP16:114 08/25/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Election Lawsuit
AP16:113 08/25/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on the Passing of Greg Schmidt
Media Advisory 08/23/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in San Diego
AP16:112 08/23/16 Secretary Padilla and Starbucks Announce Partnership to Promote Voter Registration
Media Advisory 08/22/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla joins with Starbucks for “Vote California – Coffee and Democracy”
AP16:111 08/18/16 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for November 8 General Election Ballots
AP16:110 08/18/16 More Than 18 million Californians Now Registered to Vote
AP16:109 08/16/16 Secretary Padilla launches first statewide campaign finance search engine available in Spanish
AP16:109 08/16/16 Buscador Especializado en Financiamiento de Campañas Políticas Ahora Disponible en Español
AP16:108 08/15/16 Republican & Democratic Conventions Trigger Another Significant Spike in California Online Registration Activity
AP16:107 08/09/16 Proposed Referendum Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 08/08/16 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for November 8 General Election on August 18, 2016
AP16:106 08/02/16 Secretary Padilla and Superintendent Torlakson Invite California Teachers to Register for Student Mock Election
AP16:105 08/01/16 California State Archives Launch New Facebook Page to Showcase State History
AP16:104 07/29/16 Secretary of State Padilla Issues Statement on Recent Voter ID Laws Overturned by Courts
AP16:103 07/26/16 Secretary of State Padilla Releases Copy of Official Voter Information Guide for Public Display
AP16:102 07/25/16 Proposed Referendum Enters Circulation
AP16:101 07/25/16 Proposed Referendum Enters Circulation
AP16:100 07/25/16 Proposed Referendum Enters Circulation
AP16:099 07/25/16 Proposed Referendum Enters Circulation
AP16:098 07/25/16 Proposed Referendum Enters Circulation
AP16:097 07/25/16 Proposed Referendum Enters Circulation
AP16:096 07/22/16 Governor Brown Signs Bill to Provide Accessible Vote-by-Mail Ballots to Voters with Disabilities
AP16:095 07/15/16 Secretary of State Padilla Certifies Election Results
AP16:094 07/11/16 Deadline Tomorrow to Submit Arguments for Statewide Measures on November General Election Ballot
AP16:093 07/02/16 CORRECTION: Proposition Numbers for November Ballot Measures
AP16:092 06/30/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Measures for the November General Election Ballot
AP16:091 06/30/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
AP16:090 06/30/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
AP16:089 06/30/16 Vote Count Update
AP16:088 06/30/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
AP16:087 06/30/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
AP16:086 06/29/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
AP16:085 06/29/16 Bill to Modernize Elections Clears Assembly Committee
AP16:084 06/29/16 Proponents Withdraw Initiative Measure Related to Hospitals and Executive Compensation
AP16:083 06/28/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
Media Advisory 06/28/16 Election Reform Bill Sponsored by Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be heard at Assembly Elections Committee
AP16:082 06/28/16 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Google Announce Partnership to Digitize State Archives Exhibits
AP16:081 06/27/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
AP16:080 06/23/16 Vote Count Update
AP16:079 06/23/16 Proponents Withdraw Measure that was Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
AP16:078 06/23/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
Media Advisory 06/23/16 Google and California State Archives to Announce New Partnership
AP16:077 06/17/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
AP16:076 06/17/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:075 06/16/16 Vote Count Update
AP16:074 06/03/16 Secretary of State Padilla Releases Final Report of Voter Registration for June 7 Primary Election
AP16:073 06/02/16 Voter Tips for June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election
AP16:072 06/01/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Election Lawsuit
AP16:071 05/27/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Urges Californians—Know Your Voting Rights
AP16:070 05/27/16 Tips for No Party Preference Voters
AP16:069 05/26/16 California Law Allows Time Off to Vote on Election Day
AP16:068 05/24/16 Nearly 200,000 Online Voter Registrations or updates of Registration on Final Day
AP16:067 05/23/16 Today is Final Day for Californians to Register to Vote for June Primary
AP16:066 05/19/16 Facebook Reminder Triggers Spike in California Online Voter Registration
AP16:065 05/16/16 One Week Remaining for Californians to Register to Vote in June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary
AP16:064 05/12/16 Secretary of State Padilla Releases Report of Voter Registration for June 7 Primary Election
Media Advisory 05/12/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to speak at PPIC Event on Diversifying California’s Electorate
AP16:063 05/12/16 Tips for No Party Preference Voters
Media Advisory 05/12/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Los Angeles Trade-Tech College
AP16:062 05/09/16 Republican Delegate Lists Submitted to Secretary of State’s Office
AP16:061 05/06/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages Californians to Serve as Poll Workers for the June 7 Primary Election
AP16:060 04/29/16 Secretary of State Padilla Encourages Californians to Register to Vote for June 7, 2016 Election
AP16:059 04/29/16 Governor Brown Signs Bill to Provide Additional Election Funding
Media Advisory 04/27/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Oakland Military Institute
Media Advisory 04/22/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Crenshaw High School
Media Advisory 04/21/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Rosemead High School and Pitzer College
AP16:058 04/21/16 California State Archives Releases Online Digital Collection of 19th Century California Trademarks
Media Advisory 04/19/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit his Alma Mater San Fernando High School
Media Advisory 04/18/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Address New Citizens and Students in Fresno, Kings, and Tulare Counties
Media Advisory 04/15/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Kicks Off High School Voter Education Weeks at San Diego High School
AP16:057 04/07/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation 
AP16:056 04/05/16 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Prepares for Surge in Voter Turnout
AP16:055 04/01/16 Secretary of State Padilla Certifies Candidate List for June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election
AP16:054 03/31/16 Carly Fiorina Removes Name from California Presidential Primary Ballot
Media Advisory 03/30/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla, UFW Leaders to Speak at East Bakersfield High School
AP16:053 03/30/16 California Youth Fuel Surge in Online Voter Registration
Media Advisory 03/30/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony at Cesar Chavez National Monument in Keene, CA
AP16:052 03/29/16 Jeb Bush and Chris Christie Remove Names from California Presidential Primary Ballot
Media Advisory 03/09/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to join Students, LAUSD, SEIU Officials to Launch Voter Registration Drive
AP16:051 03/28/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:050 03/28/16 Marco Rubio Removes Name from California Presidential Primary Ballot
AP16:049 03/22/16 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2016 Ballot
AP16:048 03/18/16 Secretary of State Padilla Statement on Comments by Calaveras County Planning Commissioner
AP16:047 03/17/16 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 7 Presidential Primary Election Ballots
AP16:046 03/16/16 Secretary of State Padilla Statement on US Supreme Court Nomination
Media Advisory 03/16/16 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 7 Presidential Primary Election Tomorrow
Media Advisory 03/09/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Modesto High School
AP16:045 03/07/16 Secretary of State Padilla Statement on the Passing of Nancy Reagan
Media Advisory 03/07/16 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 7 Presidential Primary Election on March 17, 2016
AP16:044 03/04/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:043 03/03/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:042 03/03/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:041 02/29/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:040 02/29/16 VoteCal Now Deployed in All 58 California Counties
Media Advisory 02/29/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Discuss Need to Fund New Voting Systems at Senate Elections Committee
AP16:039 02/26/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 02/24/16 California, Colorado, and Oregon Secretaries of State to Speak at Future of California Elections Conference
AP16:038 02/24/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:037 02/24/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 02/23/16 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Address Black History Month Celebration in Torrance
AP16:036 02/23/16 Secretary of State Padilla Releases Official Voter Information Guide for Public Display
AP16:035 02/22/16 Secretary of State Padilla Publishes Voter Registration Data for June 7 Primary Election
AP16:034 02/19/16 Secretary of State Padilla statement on recent PPIC Report
AP16:033 02/19/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:032 02/19/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:031 02/18/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:030 02/17/16 Secretary of State Padilla Certifies Candidates for Assembly District 31 Special Primary Election
AP16:029 02/17/16 VoteCal Now Deployed in Fifty Six Counties
AP16:028 02/12/16 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Assembly District 31 Special Primary Election Ballots
Media Advisory 02/11/16 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to discuss Voter Registration Advances at National Conference
AP16:027 02/10/16 CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on President Obama’s Support of Automatic Voter Registration
AP16:026 02/09/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla and MapLight Launch New Open Source Search Tool to Track Independent Expenditures
AP16:025 02/08/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 02/08/16 California Secretary of State and MapLight Host Press Demo of Independent Expenditure Search Tool to Increase Campaign Finance Transparency
AP16:024 02/08/16 Secretary of State Releases List of Generally Recognized Presidential Candidates for California Primary
AP16:023 02/05/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:022 02/03/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 02/02/16 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Assembly District 31 Special Primary Election
Media Advisory 02/02/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to visit San Diego State University
AP16:021 02/01/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Assigns Number to June Ballot Measure, Invites Ballot Arguments
AP16:020 01/27/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:019 01/26/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:018 01/26/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:017 01/26/16 Three Parties to Allow No Party Preference Voters to Participate in Presidential Primary
AP16:016 01/25/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:015 01/25/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:014 01/21/16 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for April 12 Local Election Ballots
AP16:013 01/20/16 VoteCal Now Deployed in 46 of California’s 58 Counties
AP16:012 01/19/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 01/19/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in Oakland
AP16:011 01/13/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 01/11/16 Reception Honoring Former Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill’s Submission to State Government Oral History Program
AP16:010 01/08/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Invites Applications to Language Accessibility Advisory Committee
AP16:009 01/07/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:008 01/07/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:007 01/06/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:006 01/05/16 Key Dates for June 7 California Primary
AP16:005 01/04/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:004 01/04/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:003 01/04/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:002 01/04/16 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP16:001 01/04/16 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Proposition 49 Ruling