FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2015
Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575
SACRAMENTO – Thirty one California counties have now successfully deployed VoteCal, the voter registration database that will ultimately serve the entire state. VoteCal will replace the existing 58 county voter registration databases throughout the state.
"We are more than half way there. I am pleased to report that a majority of California counties have now deployed VoteCal.” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said.
“Successful deployment of VoteCal is an essential step in upgrading the election experience for California voters. This new system will allow citizens to easily check the status of their voter registration and the status of their ballot. VoteCal will help county elections officials efficiently and accurately maintain voter rolls.”
VoteCal will have many functions that will improve service to the voters of California by:
The remaining 27 counties have been grouped into a series of “waves” to begin adopting VoteCal. After VoteCal is deployed in all counties and the Secretary of State has validated that VoteCal is working properly, VoteCal will be declared the official system of record for voter registration in California. This is expected to occur in June 2016.