The many flaws of California’s motor voter program

On Aug. 9, the California Department of Finance finally released the long-awaited audit report on the Department of Motor Vehicles’ implementation of the California New Motor Voter Program.

Some lawmakers had called for the audit to be conducted by the state auditor, but that office is independent and does a very thorough job of rooting out waste, fraud and abuse, so the DMV audit was assigned to the Department of Finance.

The DOF issued a $417,000 contract to Ernst & Young to conduct an independent assessment. But the levers of political control are evident in sentences like these: “The scope of the fifth deliverable, the Validation Report, was limited to providing the results of data comparisons only and did not include an evaluation of the results. The scope did not include an explanation of these results or whether they were significant.”

Those of us who are not bound by the limitations of the contract’s scope can turn to Appendix D of the Business Process Assessment report, titled “Voter Registration Criteria.”

“Below is a table describing the current validation of registration data obtained via the California New Motor Voter program against the California Voter Registration Eligibility Requirements,” the auditors wrote. …

Click here to read the full article from the Orange County Register


  1. Melody Drown says

    Thank you so much Susan Shelley!!! I have been waiting for this report ever since Jerry Brown passed the “Moter Voter act”!!! I knew immediately that the Moter Voter was completely against the law! But I didn’t know that they would be making up new rules or laws so insidious
    Against the people of California!! This is so shocking!! I knew he was a crook but now governor Gavin Newsom is the King Rat!! I can only hope and pray that local and cable news get ahold of this report and show the public what these “elected officials” have done!! Again THANK YOU for reporting this incredible news!!!!!

  2. This was NOTHING more then a way to get ILLEGALS TO VOTE. I work for the DMV and they think Californians are to stupid to no WHO TO VOTE FOR. democrates in CA SUCK

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