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Make Our Democracy Stronger: Host a Voting Location for the November 3, 2020 General Election

Following Secretary Padilla’s presentation at CSDA’s Virtual Special Districts Legislative Day, the California Secretary of State’s office reached out to CSDA looking for a district representative/liaison on a new Task Force that is striving to establish sufficient polling sites in time for the...


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Santa Monica: Groundbreaking Court Victory for Local Agency with At-Large Election System

For the first time since the passage of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) in 2003, a local government with an at-large voting system successfully defended a substantive legal challenge to its election method. The ruling last week from the Second District Court of Appeal in Pico...


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Governors Executive Order on Mail-in Ballot Elections

On June 3rd, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring a statewide General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and signed an executive order ( EXECUTIVE ORDER N-67-20 ) to allow in-person voting opportunities in sufficient numbers to maintain physical distancing. It seeks to...