The Future of California Elections (FocE) Conference brings together elections officials, election reform advocates, researchers, organizers, and other stakeholders to discuss key topics in voting and elections, build relationships, and together begin to imagine a future for our elections that better serves all voters.
Our theme this year, "California's Rapidly Changing Political Environment & the Full Engagement of the State's Electorate" seeks to help us think together about the state of our democracy and elections in California, and build upon the momentum and innovations we are driving in build a fully engaged electorate that is inclusive and fully representative of all Californians. We may be leading the way in California, but there is still much work to be done - and we're bringing together leading thinkers and advocates across the spectrum of elections stakeholders to discuss, inspire, innovate, and envision elections and a democracy that is more inclusive of us all.
The conference does not have a reserved block of hotel rooms for attendees. If you wish to stay overnight, you should book your room through the hotel website. Parking is available at the hotel, and the Conference has negotiated reduced rates for attendees. You may purchase reduced rate parking with your registration.
Assemblymember Gail Pellerin
Member of the California State Assembly from the 28th district
Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D.
California Secretary of State
Cathy Darling Allen
Shasta County Clerk and Registrar of Voters
president & CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California
The Future of California Elections Conference has some limited funds available to support participation of advocates and organizers who may otherwise be unable to attend. Scholarships will be awarded on a need based, first come/first served basis, and will be awarded until available funding is exhausted or October 11, 2023. You will be notified within 2 weeks of submitting your application if your scholarship is funded and, if funded, will be provided the information you need to register with a scholarship. Scholarship applications will open with registration. Please apply early!
Sponsorship and grant funding for the Future of California Elections Conference demonstrates your commitment to an inclusive democracy in California. A democracy that is multiracial, LGBTQ+ inclusive, and where the full electorate is engaged in exercising their power to choose the leadership that will best represent their interests and thriving as our state and country navigate this rapidly changing political environment. Your sponsorship supports bringing together diverse organizers, advocates, activists, elections officials, academics and many others working in the democracy ecosystem to build share leadership, generate and debate ideas, and develop strong and diverse coalitions to move our democracy forward. Please contact Kristy Oriol (koriol at lwvc dot org) to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Thank you to our event sponsors.
The Future of California Elections (FoCE) Network is a nonpartisan network of election officials, reform advocates, civil rights organizations, and civic engagement groups collaborating to advance effective and inclusive election policies and practices. The FoCE Conference is operated by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.