The California legislature has adjourned for the year. Before it adjourned, it passed SB 397, to provide that individuals may register to vote on-line; and SB 202, which says that in the future, statewide initiatives will not be placed on primary ballots; instead they will go on the November ballot. This is already policy in virtually all other states. Neither bill has been signed by the Governor yet.
Assuming SB 397 is signed into law, it will make it difficult for California to justify a policy of not permitting electronic signatures on initiatives, since registering to vote on-line involves an electronic signature.