Thirty-eight California counties, home to 68% of California’s total population, have now successfully deployed VoteCal, the voter registration database that will ultimately serve the entire state. Los Angeles, Glenn, Fresno, Kern, and Napa counties all deployed VoteCal December 14. VoteCal will replace the existing 58 county voter registration databases throughout the state. Gail Pellerin, Santa Cruz County Clerk said, “I think it is a good system. We go live (online in Santa Cruz County) in February (2016). Los Angeles is definitely the big test!”
Secretary of State Alex Padilla said, “We have reached another milestone, and we are hitting the home stretch, as VoteCal has been deployed in over two-thirds of the state. Deploying VoteCal in Los Angeles County, home to over 4.9 million registered voters, is a monumental step in connecting all of California to a modernized, uniform voter registration database.”
“VoteCal is crucial to improving the election experience for California voters, allowing citizens to easily check the status of their voter registration and the status of their ballot. VoteCal will help county officials across the state efficiently and accurately maintain voter rolls,” Padilla added.