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Turnout Turmoil: Legislation Intended to Get More Voters to the Polls Has Confused Officials in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, DHS and Beyond

On Sept. 1, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 415 into law. SB 415 was definitely well-intentioned: It mandates that cities and other “political subdivisions” move their elections to the same dates as statewide elections—unless their elections have had a high-enough turnout percentage in recent years. Cities and other political subdivisions are required […]