California Ranked Second in Survey on Disclosure Laws

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The report ranks all fifty states on how well they make campaign information accessible to the public.  Washington State is number one with a grade of A.  California is second with a B-plus.  The California Voter Foundation is part of the group that put together the report.  President Kim Alexander says the state missed the top grade because its campaign information website is tough to navigate. 

 “There is a real problem with the site with people trying to get there because it’s not clearly and plainly labeled.”

A spokeswoman for the Secretary of State—who manages the website-- noted it is over a decade old. She says she hopes the Governor and the legislature will make its improvement a priority.
In the report 36 states had passing grades—fourteen failed.  Alexander says she’s expecting that to get better as more states move toward electronic filing.