Smart Voter
State of California June 2, 1998 Primary
Michela Alioto

Candidate for Secretary of State

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Congressional Candidate for 1st District 1996
  • Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Gore 1993-1995
  • Seconded Vice President's Nomination at Democrat Convention 1996
  • Anthropology BA from UCLA 1992
  • Member of National Women's Political Caucus, Women's Leadership Forum and EMILY's List
  • Partner in a wine business
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Make voting easier and more accessible through communications technology and electoral innovations
  • Reach out to non-voters, minorities and the young
  • Modernize and streamline voter registration and business filing practices
Key Endorsements
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • CA State Senate President Pro Tem John Burton
  • CA Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa
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Promoting Electoral Innovations
Michela Alioto feels that strong voter participation is the key to a healthy democracy that represents all Californians.
Information Technology and Voter Participation
Michela Alioto sees vast potential for using modern information technology to increase voter participation and make voting more accessible. As Secretary of State, Michela Alioto will work to implement innovative technologies to increase voter registration and political participation.
Women's Issues
Itís a simple fact of todayís electoral system that young women between the ages of 18 and 45 vote less frequently than males in the same age bracket. Many women in this age group are know as "drop-off" voters: they vote in presidential years, but not in critical off-year elections such as our up-coming November election.

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