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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       

February 17, 2016


Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575


VoteCal Now Deployed in Fifty Six Counties

Only two remaining California counties to deploy new voter registration database


SACRAMENTO – Fifty six of California’s 58 counties have successfully deployed VoteCal, California’s new statewide voter registration database. VoteCal will replace the 58 existing county-based voter registration databases throughout the state.                                                                                                                           

Alameda, Humboldt, Riverside, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma counties have now deployed VoteCal. 

“We are approaching a major milestone in modernizing California elections,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “Only two counties remain to deploy VoteCal.  This new system will help us maintain our voter rolls, and improve the administration of our elections,” Padilla added.  

VoteCal will have many functions that will help improve the voter experience in California, including: 

  • Providing a single, official statewide database of voter registration information.
  • A publicly available website which will allow voters to register online, check the status of their ballot, and find their polling place.
  • Connecting all 58 county elections offices to the Secretary of State’s database to improve the voter registration process.
  • Allowing voters to determine if their vote-by-mail or provisional ballot was counted by their county elections official and, if it was not, why not. 

The remaining two counties, Monterey and Stanislaus, are scheduled to deploy VoteCal by February 29, 2016. After VoteCal is deployed in all counties and the Secretary of State has certified 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. 

VoteCal Deployment Status and Schedule 

VoteCal News and Background on the Secretary of State’s website