Since 1960, California has greatly improved its voter registration process. Ballots are now mail-in, multilingual, and registration is available up to election day. Why then do California elections not fully reflect the diversity of the state? What tactics can increase – and sustain – voter engagement?
Alisa Belinkoff Katz, lead author of UCLA’s recent report Reckoning with Our Rights: The Evolution of Voter Access in California
Kristin Nimmers, Policy & Campaign Manager, California Black Power Network
Lori Pesante, Civic Engagement Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Recorded April 28, 2022.
About California on the Ballot:
Through California on the Ballot, California Humanities invites the people of California and beyond to reflect and talk—with journalists, historians, election experts, and more—about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California.
California on the Ballot is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their A More Perfect Union initiative and was launched with funding from the Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.