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2006 News Releases and Advisories

Number Date Title
BM06:186 12/27/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Temporary Facilities for Inmates from Overcrowded County Jails. Limitation on Temporary Disability Benefits for County Inmates. Initiative Statute.
BM06:185 12/18/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Certifies November 7, 2006 General Election Results
BM06:184 12/11/06 California Association of Clerks and Elected Officials Awards Its Highest Honor to Secretary of State Bruce McPherson
BM06:183 11/30/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Receives 2006 California State Association of Counties Distinguished Service Award
BM06:182 11/17/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Single-Payer Health Care Coverage. Initiative Statute.
BM06:181 11/6/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Tomorrow's Election
BM06:180 11/6/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Partners with Organizations to Encourage Voter Participation in Tomorrow's Election
BM06:179 11/6/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Partnership with California's Leading Asian American Organizations to Encourage Voter Participation
BM06:178 11/6/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Visits with Kern County Elections Employees and Encourages Voter Participation
BM06:177 11/6/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Visits with Santa Barbara County Elections Employees and Encourages Voter Participation
BM06:176 11/6/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Issues Election Day Voter Bulletin - Educates Californians About Election Day "Do's and Don'ts"
BM06:175 11/3/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Predicts 55% Turnout for November 7, 2006 General Election
BM06:174 11/2/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Commends Cutting-Edge California Companies Using Technology to Encourage Voter Participation - Google, Yahoo! and MySpace use technology to promote civic participation
BM06:173 11/2/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Releases Final Voter Registration Figures for the California General Election - Numbers are as of 15 days before the November 7, 2006 General Election
BM06:172 11/2/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and California's Top Local Elections Official Urge Voters to Mail in Their Absentee Ballots Today - McPherson Also Discusses Enhanced Election Day Security Measures
BM06:171 11/1/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Met with Voters with Disabilities in Chico to Discuss Accessible Voting and Enhanced Election Day Security Measures
BM06:170 11/1/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Partnership with California Businesses to Encourage Voter Participation
BM06:169 10/31/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Promotes Early Voting in California's November General Election - Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is today, October 31, 2006
BM06:168 10/31/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Partnership with California's Leading Law Enforcement Agencies to Encourage Voter Participation
BM06:167 10/31/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Enhanced Election Day Security Measures and Encourages Eligible Voters to Participate in the November Election - Secretary McPherson Joined with San Diego and Los Angeles County Elections Officials to Unveil Two Election Day Programs to Further Protect the Integrity of Each Vote Cast
BM06:166 10/30/06 VOTER FRAUD CHARGES FILED AGAINST TWELVE PEOPLE FOR UNLAWFULLY REGISTERING UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE TO VOTE - *Arrest warrants have been issued after a 5-month joint investigation between the Orange County District Attorney and California Secretary of State
BM06:165 10/27/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Employers of Law Allowing Employees Time Off to Vote - California Law Allows Workers up to Two Hours of Paid Time Off to Vote
BM06:164 10/27/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Calls on State Controller to Recover Funds Misspent by Kevin Shelley - Request Made After Attorney General Cites Conflict and Recommends Controller Steve Westly as Appropriate Authority to Take Legal Action on Behalf of California Taxpayers
BM06:163 10/25/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Candidates and Committees of Filing Deadline
BM06:162 10/25/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Single-House Legislature. Term of Office. Salary and Travel Costs. Procedures. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:161 10/25/06 California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and Major Latino Organizations Send Official Election Letter Refuting Orange County Intimidation Letter - Letter sent to all 14,000 recipients of previous letter
BM06:160 10/24/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and State Schools Chief Jack O'Connell Kick-Off Largest Statewide Student Mock Election in California's History
BM06:159 10/22/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Californians that Tomorrow is the Last Day to Register to Vote for the November General Election - Only one more day to register
BM06:158 10/21/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Californians that Monday is the Last Day to Register to Vote for the November General Election - Only two more days to register
BM06:157 10/20/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Joins with Latino Organizations to Encourage Eligible Californians to Register and Vote - Announces mailing to communicate with voters affected by intimidation attempt
BM06:156 10/20/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Large Print and Audio Versions of Official Voter Information Guide Available - Large print and audio versions of guides designed to help voters who are visually impaired
BM06:155 10/20/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Voter Participation Partnership with Environmental Groups
BM06:154 10/19/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Partners with Women's Groups to Encourage College Students to Register to Vote
BM06:153 10/19/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Urges Legislative Leaders to Join Him in Calling on the Attorney General to Recover Funds Misspent by Kevin Shelley - Calls on Election Committee Chairs to join request for immediate legal action on behalf of California's taxpayers
BM06:152 10/17/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Calls on Attorney General to Join Him in Investigation of Voter Intimidation Claims in Orange County
BM06:151 10/16/06 Federal Commission Concludes Investigation of Kevin Shelley Era Abuses - California Taxpayers Must Pay Back Millions for Shelley's Misconduct - Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Calls on Attorney General to Take Legal Action on Behalf of California's Taxpayers to Recover Funds from Kevin Shelley
BM06:150 10/13/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Urges Citizens to Serve as Poll Workers for the November General Election - Positions available in all 58 counties
BM06:149 10/13/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Appeals to Governor and Legislature to Work Together to Reimburse Counties for Postage Costs on Voted Ballots - Larger than normal absentee ballots require extra postage in 24 California Counties
BM06:148 10/12/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Takes Action on Behalf of California's Voters to Ensure All Voted Absentee Ballots are Delivered by Election Day - Large ballots may require additional postage in some counties
BM06:147 10/12/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Voter Participation Partnership with California's Leading Farming Groups
BM06:146 10/10/06 California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Hosts "Safe at Home" Forum During Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Outlines major outreach program for newly eligible Californians in remarks to law enforcement and women's' groups
BM06:145 10/10/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Voter Participation Partnership with California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
BM06:144 10/9/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Highlights Enhanced Resources for Voters with Disabilities on First Day to Vote in California's November 7, 2006 General Election - McPherson Visited Fresno High School to Encourage Young People to Get Involved in the Democratic Process and Attended an Early Voting Site at the Valley Center for the Blind
BM06:143 10/6/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Partnership with Major Latino Health & Advocacy Organizations to Encourage Voter Participation - Joint Effort to Make Registering to Vote Easier and More Convenient
BM06:142 10/5/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces User-Friendly Easy Voter Guides Now Available
BM06:141 10/5/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Voter Registration Partnership with California Grocers Association
BM06:140 10/4/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Candidates and Committees of Filing Deadline - Deadline on Thursday Night, October 5, 2006 by Midnight
BM06:139 10/2/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Discusses the Importance of Providing Accessible Voting Opportunities to California's Voters with Disabilities - Notes His Unprecedented Efforts in Remarks to Disability Rights Town Hall Meeting
BM06:138 10/2/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Enhancements to Expedite Filings for the Business Community - This program allows the business community faster service for filings
BM06:137 9/30/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Applauds Governor Schwarzenegger for Signing Legislation to Protect the Integrity of the Vote - Secretary of State sponsored legislation provides enhanced reliability for recount procedures
BM06:136 9/29/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Applauds the Governor for Signing Legislation to Provide Needed Relief to County Governments
BM06:135 9/29/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Applauds Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for Expansion of Safe at Home Program - Outlines major outreach effort to inform newly eligible Californians about the Safe at Home Program
BM06:134 9/29/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Launches October Voter Education and Participation Month - Statewide Effort to Promote Voter Registration and Increase Voter Turnout
BM06:133 9/28/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Commends the Governor for Signing Important Legislation to Increase Civic Participation Among High School Students - Bill will increase the pool of available poll workers
BM06:132 9/28/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Activities and Events to Celebrate National Archives Month
BM06:131 9/26/06 California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness Forum - Part of October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events
BM06:130 9/26/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Applauds Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for Signing Legislation to Extend Safe at Home Program - Secretary of State Program Provides Needed Support for Domestic Abuse Victims
BM06:129 9/25/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces New Resources for Voters with Disabilities - Visits with Members from Community Rehabilitation Services in East Los Angeles
BM06:128 9/25/06 California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Major Partnership with Vietnamese Publications in Unprecedented Voter Registration Effort - Joint Effort to Make Registering to Vote Easier and More Convenient for Eligible Vietnamese Americans
BM06:127 9/25/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Illegal Immigrants. Drivers' Licenses. College Expenses. Public Benefits. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:126 9/25/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Applauds Governor for Signing Legislation to Increase Transparency in the Political Process
BM06:125 9/22/06 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Personal Income Taxes. Collection. Procedures. Initiative Statute.
  2. Legislative Housing Allowance. Voter Approval of State Officer Compensation. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:124 9/22/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Releases 60-Day Report of Registration - Reflects Registrations through September 8, 2006
BM06:123 9/21/06 Governor Signs Voter Fraud Protection Bill
BM06:122 9/20/06 California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Joins Major Latino Organizations in Unprecedented Voter Registrations Efforts - Joint Effort to Make Registering to Vote Easier and More Convenient for Eligible Latinos
BM06:121 9/19/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson, State Schools Chief Jack O'Connell Announce Creation of the "Student Voting Project" To Increase Civic Engagement in Our Schools
BM06:120 9/18/06 Governor Schwarzenegger signs AB 2588 -- Secretary of State Business Relief Bill
BM06:119 9/15/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Partnership with California Bankers Association to Encourage Eligible Californians to Register and Vote - Joint effort to make registering to vote easier and more convenient
BM06:118 9/14/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Praises Court Ruling Regarding Electronic Voting Systems Case
BM06:117 9/8/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Counties that Today is the First Day to Mail Ballots to Military and Overseas Voters - Continues Armed Forces Voters Week Activities
BM06:116 9/6/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Celebrates "Armed Forces Voters Week" and Touts Enhanced Voting Resources for Military and Overseas Voters
BM06:115 9/1/06 Assembly Sends AB 1634 to the Governor, Provides Relief to County Governments
BM06:114 8/31/06 Statement by Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Urging the Assembly to Pass AB1634
BM06:113 8/29/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces User-Friendly Easy Voter Guides for the November 7, 2006 General Election
BM06:112 8/29/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Urges Legislature to Reimburse Counties for the Cost of the Special Election
BM06:111 8/28/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
BM06:110 8/23/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Certifies an Initiative for the June 3, 2008 Primary Election
BM06:109 8/23/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Urges Assembly Leaders to Move Forward with Redistricting Proposal
BM06:108 8/22/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Honors California State University, Long Beach Students for Poll Worker Recruitment and Training Efforts - Only College in State to Receive Federal Grant for Innovative Programs
BM06:107 8/17/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing for Candidate Order on the November 7, 2006 General Election Ballot
BM06:106 8/16/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Issues Statement Regarding the Passage of SCA 3 - the Redistricting Reform Proposal
BM06:105 8/15/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Issues Statement Regarding Redistricting Reform
BM06:104 8/15/06 Voters Send Parolee to School Board, Judge Sends Him to Prison
BM06:103 8/14/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Urges Legislature to Move Forward with Redistricting Proposal
BM06:102 8/8/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Support for Voices of Reform Redistricting Proposal
BM06:101 8/7/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Releases Amended Statement of Vote for the June Primary Election
BM06:100 8/7/06 Statement by Secretary of State Bruce McPherson
BM06:099 8/4/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:098 7/31/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Candidates and Committees of Today's Filing Deadline - Campaign finance reports due for the first half of 2006
BM06:097 7/27/06 Candidate for Governor Forges Nomination Papers - Sentenced to Jail
BM06:096 7/25/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Puts Voter Guide for November General Election on Public Display - 20-Day Period for Public Examination of Materials Begins
BM06:095 7/20/06 Statement By Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Regarding the Passage of the Federal Voting Rights Act
BM06:094 7/17/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Certifies June 6th Primary Election Results
BM06:093 7/12/06 California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Outlines Proposals to Enhance the Security, Reliability and Accessibility of Voting Systems Nationwide - Address Given to State and Federal Elections Officials at the National Association of Secretaries of States Conference
BM06:092 7/11/06 Statement by Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Regarding Third District Court of Appeal's Decision on Faxed Ballots for Military and Overseas Voters
BM06:091 6/30/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Marriage. Elimination Of Domestic Partnership Rights. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:090 6/30/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Assigns Numbers to Measures Certified for the November Gubernatorial General Election - Invites Californians to Submit Ballot Arguments by July 11th
BM06:089 6/27/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Certifies Initiative for November 7, 2006 General Election - Measure is the eighth to qualify by initiative and the 13th* added to the November ballot
BM06:088 6/27/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Shines Light on the Lobbying Process and Issues 2005 Lobbying Report - Compiles and Releases total amount spent and earned by lobbyist firms
BM06:087 6/26/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Certifies Initiative for November 7, 2006 General Election - Measure is the seventh to qualify by initiative and the 13th added to the ballot
BM06:086 6/23/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Certifies Initiative for November 7, 2006 General Election - Measure is the sixth to qualify by initiative and the 12th added to the ballot
BM06:085 6/21/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Certifies Initiative for November 7, 2006 General Election
BM06:084 6/20/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Certifies Two More Initiatives for November 7, 2006 General Election
BM06:083 6/14/06 Secretary Of State Bruce McPherson Announces Conviction in Alameda County Voter Fraud Case - Defendant sentenced to one year in jail and five years probation
BM06:082 6/13/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Certifies Initiative for November 7, 2006 General Election
BM06:081 6/13/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:080 6/5/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Issues Election Day Voter Bulletin - Educates Californians About Election Day "Do's and Don'ts"
BM06:079 6/5/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Encourages Voter Participation in the June 6 California Primary Election - Election Information Available Online at www.sos.ca.gov
BM06:078 6/2/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Predicts 38% Turnout for California Primary Election
BM06:077 6/1/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Speaks at Disability Capitol Action Day Rally - Also Unveils "Your Voting Rights - A Guide for Voters with Disabilities" Flyer
BM06:076 6/1/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Releases Final Voter Registration Figures for the California Primary Election - Numbers are as of 15 days before the June 6, 2006 Primary Election
BM06:075 5/26/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Promotes Early Voting in California's June Primary Election - Last day to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, May 30th
BM06:074 5/26/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Decline to State Voters About Their Rights for Requesting Partisan Ballots for the June 6th Primary Election
BM06:073 5/24/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Candidates and Committees of Filing Deadline
BM06:072 5/23/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Wealth tax. Tax Rates. Tax Credits. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
BM06:071 5/22/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Attends Opening of One of San Mateo County's Early Voting Centers - Reminds Californians of Last Day to Register to Vote for June 6th Primary Election
BM06:070 5/22/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Californians of Last Day to Register to Vote for June 6th Primary Election - Secretary of State's Office will remain open until 8pm tonight to accept registration cards
BM06:069 5/16/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Appoints Chief Assistant Secretary of State and Assistant Secretary of State for Elections
BM06:068 5/15/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Encourages Asian American Community to Register and Vote
BM06:067 5/12/06 Statement by Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Regarding Federal Election Assistance Commission Report
BM06:066 5/12/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Speaks to Students at Arvin High School, Meets with Voters with Disabilities in Bakersfield
BM06:065 5/11/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Presents Chief of the California State Archives to the Legislature
BM06:064 5/8/06 Absentee and Early Voting for June 6th Primary Election Begins Today - Voters Can Request, Receive and Return Absentee Ballots Starting Today; Applications Are Available Online http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_m.htm
BM06:063 5/8/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Large Print Ballot Pamphlets Available for the First Time - New large print ballot pamphlets designed to help voters who are visually impaired
BM06:062 5/5/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Attends Cinco de Mayo Activities and Meets with High School Students
BM06:061 5/4/06 CA Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Visits San Diego to Unveil New Overseas Ballot, New Resources for Military - Secretary McPherson stresses importance of ensuring Military and Overseas Voters have their votes counted
BM06:060 5/1/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Urges Eligible Citizens to Serve as Poll Workers for the June Primary Election
BM06:059 4/28/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Continues his Month-Long Voter Education Efforts at California State University, Chico
BM06:058 4/27/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Registers College Students to Vote, Meets with Voters with Disabilities in Central Valley
BM06:057 4/26/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Attends the Unveiling of San Francisco's New Accessible Voting System
BM06:056 4/25/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Today Continues Voter Education and Participation Month by Meeting with Voters with Disabilities and High School Students
BM06:055 4/24/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Local Land Use Hearings. Right to Testify. Initiative Statute.
BM06:054 4/21/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Grants Certification for Voting System - InkaVote Plus Approved for Use in California Elections
BM06:053 4/21/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Releases 60-Day Report of Registration - June 6, 2006 Gubernatorial Primary Election
BM06:052 4/19/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Flexibility of HAVA Funds for Counties - Flexibility will provide greater local control for county elections officials, help to administer elections
BM06:051 4/18/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Residential Construction Defects. Pre-Lawsuit Procedures. Homeowners' Rights. Initiative Statute.
BM06:050 4/18/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Goes Back to School to Educate Fresno State Students About Registering and Voting
BM06:049 4/18/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Same-Sex Marriage. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
BM06:048 4/14/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Welcome New United States Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony
BM06:047 4/13/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Inmates. Family Visitation. Initiative Statute.
BM06:046 4/13/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Minimum Wage. Managerial Exemption. Flexible Work Schedule. Initiative Statute.
BM06:045 4/13/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Political Campaigns. Public Financing. Corporate Tax Increase. Contribution and Expenditure Limits. Initiative Statute.
BM06:044 4/13/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Repeat Offenders. Sentencing. Initiative Statute.
BM06:043 4/10/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Hosts Voter Registration Drive - Effort Part of Voter Education and Participation Month
BM06:042 4/7/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Joint Investigation with Attorney General Bill Lockyer
BM06:041 4/7/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Today is First Day for Counties to Mail Ballots to Military and Overseas Voters - Applications and Registration Forms Available Through Website
BM06:040 4/5/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Joins CA National Guard to Unveil New Overseas Ballot - Secretary McPherson stresses importance of ensuring Military and Overseas Voters have their vote counted
BM06:039 4/4/06 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. "Three Strikes" Law. Sentences for Repeat Felony Offenders. Initiative Statute.
  2. Invalidation of Domestic Partnerships. Marriage. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:038 3/31/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Proposes Legislation to Help Ensure Voter Access for All Eligible Californians and Protect Against Voter Fraud
BM06:037 3/30/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Marks His One-Year Anniversary as Secretary of State and Launches April "Voter Education and Participation Month"
BM06:036 3/29/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Completes 58 County Tour on Eve of One-Year Anniversary
BM06:035 3/28/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Repeat Offenders. Sentencing. Initiative Statute.
BM06:034 3/28/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Ballot Measure Finance Disclosure. Initiative Statute.
BM06:033 3/23/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Comprehensive Legislative Reform Package to Improve California's Initiative Process - Bi-partisan effort to strengthen the voice of voters
BM06:032 3/21/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Candidates and Committees of Filing Deadline - Deadline at midnight on Wednesday, March 22, 2006
BM06:031 3/20/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Grants Certification for Voting System - Sequoia Voting System Approved for Use in California Elections
BM06:030 3/17/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces User-Friendly Easy Voter Guides for June 6, 2006 Primary Election
BM06:029 3/16/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing for the June 6, 2006 Primary Election
BM06:028 3/10/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Grants Certification for Voting System - Hart InterCivic's eSlate Approved for Use in California Elections
BM06:027 3/9/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Potential Candidates of March 10th Filing Deadline
BM06:026 3/6/06 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Ballot Measure Finance Disclosure. Shareholder Consent. Initiative Statute.
  2. Political Contributions and Expenditures by Corporations. Shareholder Consent Requirements. Limits and Penalties. Initiative Statute.
BM06:025 2/24/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Appoints Chief of the California State Archives
BM06:024 2/23/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson to Serve as Honorary Chair of National Notary Association's California eNotarization Task Force - First-in-the-nation task force to develop cutting-edge "best practices" for secure electronic notarization
BM06:023 2/21/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Puts State Voter Guide for June Primary Election on Public Display - 20-Day Period for Public Examination of Materials Begins
BM06:022 2/21/06 Four Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Government Acquisition of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  2. Open Multiple Listing Service. Initiative Statute.
  3. Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  4. Product Liability. Immunity from Punitive Damages. Initiative Statute.
BM06:021 2/17/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Grants Certification with Conditions for Voting System - McPherson requires additional use procedures and security measures
BM06:020 2/21/06 Three Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Workers' Compensation. Option to Sue. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statutes.
  2. Workers' Compensation. Option to Sue. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statutes.
  3. Workers' Compensation. Benefits. Choice of Medical Provider. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statutes.
BM06:019 2/16/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Government Acquisition of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:018 2/16/06 Secretary McPherson Serves as Keynote Speaker for "Global California: Doorstep to the World" Conference - Secretary announces goal of promoting international trade and selling California as a business destination
BM06:017 2/14/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Tax on Cigarettes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
BM06:016 2/10/06 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Alternative Energy. Research, Production, Incentives. Tax on California Oil. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  2. Alternative Energy. Research, Production, Incentives. Tax on California Oil. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
BM06:015 2/8/06 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Restrictions on Use of Public Employee Union Dues for Political Contributions. Employee Consent Requirement. Initiative Statute.
  2. Political Contributions and Expenditures. Restrictions on Corporations and Unions. Initiative Statute.
BM06:014 2/8/06 Four Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Education Funding. Real Property Parcel Tax. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  2. Education Funding. Real Property Parcel Tax. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  3. Education Funding. Real Property Parcel Tax. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  4. Education Funding. Real Property Parcel Tax. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
BM06:013 2/7/06 Two Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  2. Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:012 2/6/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
BM06:011 2/6/06 California and Oregon Elections Officials Call for Non-Partisanship - Officials sign pledge to ensure neutrality and integrity in elections
BM06:010 2/3/06 Statement Regarding Peace and Freedom Party's Qualification for the June 6, 2006 Primary Election Ballot
BM06:009 1/31/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Assigns Numbers to Two Measures Certified for the June Gubernatorial Primary Election - Invites Californians to Submit Ballot Arguments by Tuesday, February 7, 2006
BM06:008 1/31/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Releases Voter Registration Figures for the June 6, 2006 Gubernatorial Primary Election
BM06:007 1/30/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Reminds Candidates, Committees and Lobbyists of Filing Deadline - Deadline at midnight on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
BM06:006 1/30/06 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation - Water Quality, Safety and Supply. Flood Control. Natural Resource Protection. Park Improvements. Bonds. Initiative Statute.
BM06:005 1/19/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Announces Results of Random Alphabet Drawing for General Law City Elections - Elections scheduled for April 11, 2006
BM06:004 1/18/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Receives Award from Black Chamber of Commerce - Award recognizes McPherson's "commitment to small and emerging business"
BM06:003 1/9/06 California State Archives Receives Prestigious Grant from the National Archives - Division under Secretary of State Bruce McPherson receives national recognition and funding
BM06:002 1/5/06 Secretary of State Bruce McPherson Releases Report on Parallel Monitoring Program
BM06:001 1/4/06 Four Proposed Initiatives Enter Circulation -
  1. Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  2. Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  3. Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  4. Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

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