Senator Bates has authored Senate Bill 57 that would simply make voter registration an opt-in process at the DMV, which would prevent some of the problems reported by media outlets over the past year. The Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee will consider the bill on January 7, 2020.
To learn more on why Senator Bates authored SB 57, click here to read her March 2019 op-ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers South Orange County, North San Diego County, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Click here to download her official Senate photo.