2018 News Releases, Advisories and E-Newsletters

California Secretary of State Communications Department

The Communications Department oversees all media relations for the California Secretary of State’s office and keeps the public informed of the latest news from the agency’s various divisions: Elections, Business Programs, Political Reform and State Archives. Media representatives interested in information about the Secretary of State’s office or obtaining interviews should call (916) 653-6575 or email sos.press@sos.ca.gov.

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 AP18:129 08/17/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:128 08/16/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for November 6, 2018 General Election Ballot
Media Advisory 08/09/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at DEFCON
AP18:127 08/07/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Submits Public Comment Letter on 2020 Census Citizenship Question
Media Advisory 08/06/2018 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for November 6, 2018 General Election
AP18:126 08/02/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on US Senate’s Failure to Fund Voting System Upgrades
AP18:125 07/31/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Urges Californians to Submit Public Comment on Citizenship Question, Launches new Census 2020 Web portal
Media Advisory 07/30/2018 CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Civil Rights Leaders to Hold Press Conference on Census Citizenship Question
AP18:124 07/27/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump NSC Meeting on Election Security
AP18:123 07/26/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement Ahead of Trump NSC Meeting on Election Security
AP18:122 07/25/2018 Nearly 800K Voter Registration Transactions Completed Since April Launch of California Motor Voter
AP18:121 07/24/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Releases Copy of Official Voter Information Guide for Public Comment
AP18:120 07/23/2018 Key Dates for November 6, 2018 General Election
AP18:119 07/19/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on House Republicans Refusal to Approve Election Cybersecurity Funding
AP18:118 07/17/2018 At NASS Conference, Secretary Padilla Elected Western Region Vice President, California Digital Archives Wins 2018 IDEAS Award
AP18:117 07/16/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump and Putin Press Conference
AP18:116 07/13/2018 Secretary Padilla Certifies California Primary Election Results
AP18:115 07/09/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2020 Ballot
AP18:114 06/29/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Assigns Numbers to November Ballot Measures, Invites Ballot Arguments
AP18:113 06/29/2018 New Online Exhibit and Collection Explores Japanese Internment in California During World War II
AP18:112 06/28/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Measures for the November 6, 2018 General Election Ballot
AP18:111 06/28/2018 Proponent Withdraws Initiative to Eliminate Certain Liability for Lead-Paint Manufacturers
AP18:110 06/28/2018 Proponents Withdraw Initiative to Establish New Consumer Privacy Rights; Expand Liability for Consumer Data Breaches
AP18:109 06/28/2018 Proponent Withdraws Initiative to Expand Requirement for Supermajority Approval to Enact New Revenue Measures
AP18:108 06/28/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Appointed National Co-Chair of NALEO Census 2020 Commission
AP18:107 06/27/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:106 06/26/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling
AP18:105 06/26/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:104 06/26/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:103 06/25/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Texas Redistricting Decision
AP18:102 06/25/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:101 06/25/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:100 06/25/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:099 06/22/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:098 06/22/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on the Passing of Trudy Schafer
AP18:097 06/22/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on the Passing of John Mack
AP18:096 06/21/2018 bizfile California Success at One Year; Over 400,000 Entrepreneurs have Filed Documents Online
AP18:095 06/20/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump Executive Order on Border Separations
AP18:094 06/19/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Judge Striking Down Restrictive Voter Registration Law Championed by Kobach
AP18:093 06/18/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:092 06/18/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on US Supreme Court Refusal to Act on Partisan Gerrymandering
AP18:091 06/15/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:090 06/15/2018 Final Results for Senate District 32 Special Primary Election
AP18:089 06/15/2018 CA Budget Invests $134 Million in New Voting Systems, $3 Million to Strengthen Election Cybersecurity
AP18:088 06/12/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot 
AP18:087 06/11/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Ohio Voter Roll Purge Case
AP18:086 06/09/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Revelation that Kobach and Bannon Drove Inclusion of US Census Citizenship Question
AP18:085 06/07/2018 California Vote Counting-What To Expect
AP18:084 06/06/2018 CA Secretary of State Requests Information Regarding LA County Voting Roster Printing Error
AP18:083 06/05/2018 Election Day in California, Polls Open Now
AP18:082 06/01/2018 Voter Tips for California's June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election
Media Advisory 06/01/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Vote Early at Boyle Heights City Hall on Saturday Morning
AP18:081 06/01/2018 Voter's Registered with No Party Preference now 2nd Largest Group in California; Secretary of State Releases Report of Registration
AP18:080 05/30/2018 State Archives Releases New Digital Exhibit Remembering the 50th Anniversary of RFK’s Presidential Campaign
AP18:079 05/30/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:078 05/29/2018 California Law Allows Time Off to Vote on Election Day
AP18:077 05/25/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Certifies Write-in Candidates List for June 5, 2018, Statewide Direct Primary Election
Media Advisory 05/25/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Announces Opening of Vote Centers in Sacramento County
AP18:076 05/24/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Uber Partner to Promote Voter Education
AP18:075 05/23/2018 Conditional Voter Registration Allows Californians who Missed Traditional Deadline another Opportunity to Register to Vote
Media Advisory 05/23/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Uber to Announce New Voter Education Partnership
AP18:074 05/21/2018 Midnight Deadline to Register to Vote for June 5 Statewide Primary Election
Media Advisory 05/18/2018 Secretary of State Padilla and LA County Registrar to Hold Press Conference on May 21 Voter Registration Deadline
AP18:073 05/17/2018 CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla, AICCU Announce Historic Partnership to Register Students to Vote
AP18:072 05/17/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump’s Latest Demeaning Comments on Immigrants
AP18:071 05/17/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
AP18:070 05/16/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Announces 2018 Quick Guide to Props Tool
Media Advisory 05/15/2018 State Archives Speaker Series:  California State Government and Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II
AP18:069 05/15/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases New Voter Bill of Rights Video
Media Advisory 05/15/2018 CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla, AICCU to Announce Historic Partnership to Register Students to Vote
AP18:068 05/14/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages Californians to Register to Vote for the June 5 Statewide Primary
AP18:067 05/10/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases Latest Report of Registration; Nearly 1.2 Million More Registered Voters Since last Gubernatorial Primary
Media Advisory 05/09/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Mayor Steinberg to Announce Opening of Ballot Dropboxes in Sacramento County
AP18:066 05/08/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on the Passing of Former Governor George Deukmejian
AP18:065 05/08/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Announces LLCs Can Now Be Formed Online, Launches New Business Chatbot
AP18:064 05/08/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Applauds New Federal Rule Requiring Calorie Labels on Fast Food Menus
Media Advisory 05/07/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Announce Major Upgrade to Online LLC Formation Filings and Launch of New Business Chat Bot
AP18:063 05/07/2018 Vote-by-Mail Ballots now being sent to California Voters
AP18:062 05/04/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Invites Californians to Serve as Poll Workers for the June 5 Statewide Primary Election
AP18:061 05/02/2018 Secretary of State Releases Videos Describing Five Ballot Propositions in American Sign Language
Media Advisory 04/30/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Luther Burbank High School
AP18:060 04/30/2018 Architect Alfred Eichler Featured in California State Archives latest Digital Exhibit
Media Advisory 04/25/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit American Canyon High School
AP18:059 04/25/2018 New Measure Eligible for California's November 2018 Ballot
Media Advisory 04/24/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Narbonne High School
Media Advisory 04/23/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Cordova High School
AP18:058 04/23/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:057 04/22/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Kabul Attack at Voter Registration Center
Media Advisory 04/20/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Jefferson High School
Media Advisory 04/19/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit Palmdale High School
AP18:056 04/19/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Oakland Public Library Announce Partnership to Improve Youth Civic Engagement
AP18:055 04/18/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidates for Senate District 32 Special Primary and Assembly Districts 39, 45 Special General Elections
Media Advisory 04/18/2018 Secretary of State Padilla, Senator Wiener, Assemblymember Ting, San Mateo Chief Elections Officer Mark Church to Host Public Event on Voter’s Choice Act and Changes Coming to San Mateo County Elections
Media Advisory 04/18/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Visit California School for the Deaf
Media Advisory 04/18/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in Oakland
Media Advisory 04/17/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Kicks Off High School Voter Education Weeks at North Hollywood High School
AP18:054 04/16/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Kicks Off High School Voter Education Weeks with Challenge: “100K by Election Day”
AP18:053 04/13/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Senate District 32 Special Primary Election
AP18:052 04/11/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidates for Senate District 29 Special Recall Election
AP18:051 04/09/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Senate District 29 Special Recall Election
AP18:050 04/09/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Invites Businesses, Nonprofits and Government Agencies to participate in “Democracy at Work” Program
Media Advisory 04/06/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Keynote Adelante Hombre Latino Youth Summit
Media Advisory 04/06/218 Secretary of State Alex Padilla and California Business Leaders to Launch “Democracy at Work 2018”
AP18:049 04/06/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Announces 100,000 California Pre-Registrations, Launches High School Civic Engagement Portal
Media Advisory 04/05/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Announce Major Milestone in California Pre-registration Totals, Unveil New High School Civic Engagement Portal
AP18:048 04/05/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump’s Renewed Lies about Massive Voter Fraud
AP18:047 04/05/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Releases Redesigned Voter Registration Card
Media Advisory 04/04/2018 Secretary of State Padilla to Speak at State Senate Budget Hearing and Tribal Water Summit
Media Advisory 04/04/2018 Secretary of State Padilla to Unveil Newly Redesigned California Voter Registration Card
Media Advisory 04/03/2018 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Senate District 32 Special Election
AP18:046 04/03/2018 Nuevo anuncio de servicio público en español sobre la Ley de Votación Flexible emitido por la Secretaría de Estado
AP18:045 04/02/2018 Over 300,000 LLC Statements of Information Filed Online through Secretary of State E-file Tool
Media Advisory 03/30/2018 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for Senate District 29 Special Recall Election
AP18:044 03/29/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Certifies Candidate List for June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election
AP18:043 03/26/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Decision to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 US Census
AP18:042 03/23/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Issues Notice to Candidates for June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election
Media Advisory 03/23/2018 Secretary Padilla, LA County Registrar, Yvote and Student Volunteers to Urge Pre-registration at March for Our Lives
AP18:041 03/23/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on the Passing of Nancy McFadden
Media Advisory 03/22/2018 March California State Archives Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Celebrating Women's History Month
Media Advisory 03/19/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Host Public Event on Voter’s Choice Act and Changes Coming to Sacramento County Elections
Media Advisory 03/15/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Address Western Business Alliance LGBT Economic Summit and Conference
AP18:040 03/15/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 5 Statewide Direct Primary Election Ballots
AP18:039 03/13/2018 Secretary of State Padilla and Nextdoor Announce New Partnership to Inform Voters in Five Voter's Choice Act Counties
AP18:038 03/10/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla on the Passing of Voting Rights Champion Joaquin G. Avila
AP18:037 03/08/2018 Nearly 90,000 Youth Have Pre-Registered to Vote in California
Media Advisory 03/08/2018 Secretary of State Padilla and Nextdoor to Announce New Partnership to Inform Participating Neighborhoods about the Voter's Choice Act
Media Advisory 03/07/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Deliver Keynote Address at the Future of California Elections Conference
Media Advisory 03/06/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Joint Legislative Hearing on Cybersecurity
AP18:036 03/05/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement Following Reports that US State Department has Failed to Spend Allocated Funding to Combat Russian Meddling
Media Advisory 03/05/2018 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 5 Statewide Direct Primary Election
Media Advisory 02/21/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at Citizenship Ceremony in Sacramento
AP18:035 02/21/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:034 02/21/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:033 02/20/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Releases Statewide Voter Information Guide for Public Display
Media Advisory 02/20/2018 February California State Archives Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Celebrating Black History Month
AP18:032 02/16/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement Following National Association of Secretaries of State Briefing with Intelligence Community
AP18:031 02/16/2018 Secretary of State Publishes First Report of Registration Ahead of June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election
AP18:030 02/15/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:029 02/14/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidates for Special Primary Elections in Assembly Districts 39, 45, 54
AP18:028 02/13/2018 Victims of Human Trafficking Eligible to Apply for Safe at Home Confidential Address Program
AP18:027 02/12/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Withdrawal of Thomas Brunell from US Census Leadership Consideration
Media Advisory 02/12/2018 Secretary of State Padilla, Senator Leyva to Announce Inclusion of Victims of Human Trafficking in State’s Confidential Address Program
AP18:026 02/09/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for April 3 Special Primary Election Ballots
AP18:025 02/07/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 02/01/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Discuss the Impact of Tech Innovation on Local and National Democracy at Coro’s TechXDemocracy Conference
AP18:024 01/31/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Assigns Number to New June Ballot Measure, Invites Ballot Arguments
Media Advisory 01/30/2018 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for April 3 Special Primary Elections in Assembly Districts 39, 45, and 54
AP18:023 01/26/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:022 01/26/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:021 01/26/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:020 01/26/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Assigns Numbers to June Ballot Measures, Invites Ballot Arguments and Candidate Statements
AP18:019 01/25/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Governor Brown’s Final State of the State Address
AP18:018 01/22/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump Election Commission’s Request of Texas Voter Data with Hispanic Surnames
AP18:017 01/22/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:016 01/18/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:015 01/18/2018 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for April 10 Local Election Ballots
AP18:014 01/17/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:013 01/16/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
Media Advisory 01/16/2018 Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak about Voting Rights and Election Reforms at ACLU Northern California Meeting
AP18:012 01/16/2018 Secretary Padilla Announces Trademark and Service Mark Applications for Registration Can Now Be Filed Online
AP18:011 01/11/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Reported Trump Anti-Immigrant Comments
Media Advisory 01/11/2018 State Archives Speaker Series: Lynn Downey to Discuss Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World
AP18:010 01/10/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Ohio Voter Roll Purge Case
AP18:009 01/10/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Applauds Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget Funding for New Voting Systems
AP18:008 01/08/2018 New PSA on Voter's Choice Act Released by Secretary of State's Office
AP18:007 01/08/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement in Opposition to Adding Citizenship Question to US Census
Media Advisory 01/08/2018 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for April 10 Local Elections
AP18:006 01/08/2018 Key Dates for June 5 California Primary
AP18:005 01/05/2018 Recall Signatures for Senate District 29 Certified
AP18:004 01/04/2018 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
AP18:003 01/04/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Condemns President Trump's Calls for Voter ID Laws
AP18:002 01/03/2018 California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Dissolution of President’s Voter Fraud Commission
AP18:001 01/02/2018 Six New Languages Added to 2018 Election Language Assistance Requirements