Business Meeting

May 25
Business Meeting
at approximately 11:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 125, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, May 25, 2017
    State Capitol, Room 125
    Sacramento, CA 

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-V at approximately 11:30 a.m.  The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from March 23, 2017, and April 27, 2017
    2. State Permitting – Draft Report for Possible Adoption
    3. Subcommittee Reports and Project Selection
    4. Implementation
    5. Reports from the California State Auditor’s Office
  • Public Notice


    May 11, 2017

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Carole D’Elia, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on voter participation. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 2040 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    At this hearing, the Commission will review the current landscape of voters in California to better understand who is participating in California’s elections. The Commission also will consider how recent legislative reforms are expected to change the voter participation landscape and explore further opportunities to ease the voter registration process and improve voter turnout, including considering any remaining work and challenges to implementing some of the recent reforms.

    The Commission will hear from a panel of researchers about trends in voter participation in California, as well as potential unintended consequences of the state’s recent electoral reforms. A panel of local election officials will discuss both opportunities and challenges implementing some of the recently enacted electoral reforms, particularly the Voter’s Choice Act. Next, the Commission will hear from civic engagement experts and stakeholders who are actively monitoring progress of both the New Motor Voter Program and the Voter’s Choice Act. They will discuss concerns with implementation and share ideas for California’s election officials to maximize opportunities for improved voter participation, particularly for traditional underrepresented voter groups. Finally, representatives from the Department of Motor Vehicles, California State Transportation Agency and Office of the California Secretary of State will share their implementation plans and strategies.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. Public comments will be limited to three minutes per person. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    The Commission will convene a business meeting in Room 125 of the State Capitol at approximately 11:30 a.m. The public hearing will reconvene at approximately 12:30 p.m.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, May 18, 2017.