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.

Media Contacts:

Jesse F. Melgar
Deputy Secretary of State
Chief Communications Officer
Sam Mahood
Press Secretary

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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