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.
Health care advocates are concerned about a California law that allows the state to claim assets of deceased people who received health care through Medi-Cal.
UPDATE: Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have released a new $7.2 billion water bond proposal, but there's no deal yet. To buy more time, lawmakers have extended Monday's key election deadline by 48 hours.
California senators approved a bill encouraging schools to educate students about Barack Obama's election in the context of past discrimination.
A water bond, a school bond, a statewide plastic bag ban and paid sick leave are all on California lawmakers’ agenda as they return Monday for their final month of session.
The California legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit law enforcement from using aerial surveillance drones without a warrant.