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Governor signs Waldron’s “Voter Integrity Protection Act”

Governor Jerry Brown has signed the bill authored by Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, the Voter Integrity Protection Act. The law will go into effect January 1, 2018.

She said, “I am pleased to announce that the Governor has signed AB 4, the Voter Integrity Protection Act, into law.  The bill will allow counties to notify voters via text or email if their voter registration information has changed.

“Private sector companies have been notifying their clients via electronic communication if their information has changed for years” said Assemblywoman Waldron, “It is time that the elections process takes a step into the 21st century and I believe Assembly Bill 4 accomplishes just that.”

The Voter Integrity Protection act passed through both houses with unanimous bipartisan support and was sponsored by Riverside District Attorney Mike Hestrin.

“I congratulate Assemblymember Waldron for her focus on protecting voters’ rights.  This new law is a step in the right direction to strengthen democracy in our state, and I look forward to building on our mutual efforts to craft sensible legislation that protects the rights of all Californians,” said Riverside District Attorney Mike Hestrin.

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