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Past · March 3, 2022

Equity in Voter Turnout after Pandemic Election Changes

Virtual Event

March 3, 2022 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

To maintain voting access during the pandemic, California shifted to universal vote-by-mail for the 2020 general election, while some counties consolidated their polling places. PPIC researcher Eric McGhee will present findings from a new report on the sometimes-contradictory impact of these changes, and a panel of experts will discuss how reforms affected turnout, especially among young voters and voters of color.

This event is supported with funding from the PPIC Corporate Circle and the PPIC Donor Circle.


11:00 a.m.   Welcome and Presentation
Eric McGhee, senior fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Eric McGhee, senior fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
Dean Logan, registrar-recorder and county clerk, Los Angeles County
Astrid Ochoa, owner and principal, Ochoa Consulting Partners
Mindy Romero, director, Center for Inclusive Democracy, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

11:45 a.m.   Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m.   Adjourn


Dean Logan

Los Angeles County

Eric McGhee

Public Policy Institute of California

Astrid Ochoa

Ochoa Consulting Partners

Mindy Romero



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