Pre-registered voters would be automatically eligible to vote when they turn 18.
Amanda Brown with Rock the Vote says pre-registration could be integrated into high school civics class discussions about the importance of voting.
“The earlier you start those conversations about what it means to vote, what it means to be a citizen and that responsibility and also the power that come with it, the better,” Brown says.
Recent studies show that adults between the ages of 18 and 24 are registered to vote at a far lower rate than any other age group.
According to a recent study, pre-registration programs in Hawaii and Florida have been successful in encouraging young people to start voting and to keep voting.
The bill has passed out of the Senate and is now in the Assembly.
The California Legislature is expected to adjourn its two-year session just past midnight Friday. It's an early end to what has so far been a surprisingly calm final week.
California's Senate passed a bill that would require public institutions of higher education to adopt procedures to prevent campus sexual assault and domestic violence, and to assist victims.
A bill that would require toy guns to be painted with markings to show they are fake has passed the state legislature.
The California Legislature’s “gut-and-amend” process is highly criticized, but lawmakers defend it as necessary.
Sources tell Capital Public Radio that a deal has been reached for legislation that would tighten regulations for ride-sharing companies.