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Improving voter turnout a priority for secretary of state candidates
Improving voter turnout a priority for secretary of state candidates

The record-low voter turnout in California's June primary has added urgency to the contest for the state's top elections post. The two candidates — Republican Pete Peterson, the director of a public policy think tank, and Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla — agree that a top priority is to get more Californians to the polls. Activists concerned about the 25% turnout in June say this election is an important chance to turn things around. "We need the next secretary of state to be a highly visible champion for expanding participation and improving the California election process," said Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter Foundation, a...

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