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February 11, 2016

Contact:

Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to discuss Voter Registration Advances at National Conference

 

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will discuss advances in voter registration at the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) conference in Washington DC tomorrow.  Padilla will participate on a panel, titled: “The Force Awakens 2016: Sequels to State Voter Registration Advances and the Return of Third-Party Registration Groups”. The panel will also feature Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman and West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. David Becker, Director of Election Initiatives with the Pew Charitable Trusts will moderate.

 

In 2015, Secretary Padilla sponsored California’s New Motor Voter Act. When fully implemented all eligible California citizens who visit the DMV to apply for, renew, or change their address on a driver’s license or state ID will be registered to vote unless they opt out. Yesterday, President Obama called for similar automatic voter registration proposals to be adopted nationwide.

 

WHO:

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Washington Secretary of State  Kim Wyman

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant

David Becker, Director, Election Initiatives, Pew Charitable Trusts

 

WHEN:                     

Friday, February 12, 2016

1:30 p.m. Eastern

 

WHERE:

JAW Marriott Hotel, Salon II

1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20004

 

CONTACTS:

Secretary of State Padilla:

Sam Mahood, (916) 653-6575

 

TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE:

 

 Contact Kay Stimson, 202-624-3528 | kstimson@nass.org

 

NOTES:

A full meeting agenda is available online HERE.

 

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