With a theme of “building partnerships for a stronger democracy,” the Future of California Elections (FOCE) is offering a conference for election administrators, community organizations, and reform advocates. The conference will be held at the California Endowment in Los Angeles February 25-26. Conference information, including a detailed program and registration information, is available here.
FOCE says that the conference will “showcase the successes and innovations that have resulted from collaborations in the field of elections in California and across the nation,” and that the program “focuses on the needs of California’s diverse voters and the importance of working in partnerships to ensure all voters can participate in California’s democracy.”
Election reform is gaining momentum in California and other states. As reported in the CSAC Bulletin last fall, several counties in California are conducting a pilot program to conduct elections wholly by mail.