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Updated August 15, 2014 - 12:23pm
We are excited to announce the Easy Voter Guide (EVG) is now available to order! Due to the incredible support of the California State Library, limited quanties of FREE EVGs are available to public...

Updated August 4, 2014 - 10:14am
The fall election season is in full-swing, and it’s time to hit the campaign trail with your students for the MyVote California Student Mock Election!Register your school for the MyVote California...

Updated July 25, 2014 - 8:06am
The ACLU of California’s NVRA Implementation Project works with public assistance offices and offices serving people with disabilities, county elections offices, and the Secretary of State to improve...
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Featured Issues

Updated May 4, 2014 - 4:15pm
Millions of campaign $$$$$ are flowing everywhere in our elections. Tracking the money path can be challenging because the information is patchy and found in different places. The League of Women Voters can help you find out who is funding political campaigns and how much money is being spent.

Updated January 21, 2013 - 6:38pm
Did your district lines change for the 2012 elections? Your district numbers may have changed too! Did your district lines change for the 2012 elections? Your district numbers may have changed too! Find out if you are now in an even numbered state Senate district. If so, and if you were previously in an odd numbered district, voting for state Senate will be DEFERRED. Every ten years the state must undertake redistricting to reapportion or reallocate districts based on California's current population. The California Supreme Court recently ruled, "that to avoid uncertainty", while challenges to some of the maps are awaiting signature verification, the Commission's maps will be used in the 2012 elections.

Updated June 8, 2012 - 6:25pm
Local governments – cities, special districts and counties – are the entities closest to the people. They all have locally-elected governing boards and provide most of the direct services to citizens. In 1910, the Separation of Sources Act gave specific authority to local governments and the state to collect taxes,set rates and obligations. Today, they have very little control over their financial resources. Read more about the relationship between state and local finances.
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September 23, 2014 (All day)
Sign Up for National Voter Registration Day!Low voter turnout got you down? Do something about it! Sign up to be a part of National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014. Sign up to be a...
November 4, 2014 - 7:00am
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