voting en Youth Voting Rate Going Up, But Still Lagging <p>The number of young Californians who are registered to vote is going up – but the percentage of youth registered voters still lags well behind the population as a whole.&nbsp;That’s according to a new UC Davis study out Wednesday.</p><p>Author Mindy Romero says there’s been a 25-percent increase in youths registered to vote from 2002 to 2010. “We believe just it’s been a product of national trends as well as trends within California that’s focused on getting out the youth vote.”</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:52:01 +0000 Ben Adler 4975 at Registering To Vote Will Soon Be Paperless for Californians <p>Californians can soon register to vote completely online. Paperless registration will be available to anyone who has a California driver’s license or ID.</p><p>Since 2009 Californians have been able to go online and fill out a form as part of the voter registration process. But signatures had to be mailed or delivered to county elections officials. Secretary of State Debra Bowen will soon roll out the next step, which would allow Californians who have a driver’s license or ID to hit “send” at the end of their online form.</p> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:55:01 +0000 Amy Quinton 3990 at DOJ Takes Merced County Off Voting Rights Act List <p>The US Department of Justice announced this morning that it has reached an agreement with Merced County that will let election officials there avoid the process of having to clear many voting decisions with the federal government.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:41:09 +0000 Joe Moore 1288 at DOJ Takes Merced County Off Voting Rights Act List