What is California Voter Participation Rights Act?

The California Voter Participation Rights Act (SB 415 ) is a State law that aims to improve voter turnout by combining local odd-year elections with even-year statewide elections. To comply with SB 415, the City Council voted on September 13, 2016 to move the City's general municipal election from an odd-year (November 2017) to an even-year General Election taking place November 2018. This change required extending the Councilmembers' terms by 12 months. This decision will allow the City to comply with the state law, potentially increase voter turnout, and share election costs with overlapping jurisdictions.

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1. Who Can Run for City Council Office?
2. What District am I in?
3. What is California Voter Participation Rights Act?
4. What is Electioneering?
5. What is Corruption of the Voting Process?