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Secretary of State-elect Alex Padilla aims to boost voter turnout in CA




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If you followed Southern California Public Radio's election coverage in November, you probably know that voter turnout in California was abysmal. It was the lowest modern-era turn out on record for the state, in fact.

What can be done to change this? Secretary of State-elect Alex Padilla tells Take Two, "Encouraging voting by mail is number one."

Also, "creating the flexibility, not just of where we vote, by even when we vote . . . if voting centers open, not just on election day, but in the days, particularly the weekend, leading up to election day, [we] can make it more convenient for people to cast a ballot," says Padilla.