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For Planning Purposes
May 23, 2018


Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Uber to Announce New Voter Education Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Uber will announce a new public-private partnership to provide important election information to millions of Uber users in California in time for the June 5 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

Secretary Padilla will be joined by Tom Maguire, West General Manager from Uber, at a press conference on May 24, at the Uber headquarters in San Francisco. The partnership will utilize Uber's app/platform statewide to inform both riders and drivers about important election information. Uber launched the first phase of the partnership on Monday, May 21, by including a message and link to encouraging all users to register before the midnight voter registration deadline.

*Media planning to attend must RSVP to no later than 4PM today.


California Secretary of State and Uber Partnership


California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Tom Maguire, Uber West General Manager


Thursday, May 24 2018
9:30 a.m.


Uber Headquarters
1455 Market St., 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
**Please check-in with building security when you arrive on the ground floor. They will escort you to the 4th Floor.

Secretary Padilla: Jesse Melgar, (916) 653-6575
Uber: Stephanie Sedlak,, (707) 695-2750


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Uber’s mission is to bring reliable transportation to everywhere, for everyone. They started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? More than eight years and five billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.