Best Practices Manual for Official Voter Information Guides

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Posted July 27, 2015 - 10:41am
The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund is honored to have received a multi-year grant from The James Irvine Foundation. This funding will support our work to increase voter...

Posted July 20, 2015 - 1:59pm
We are ecstatic to announce that our former First Vice President, Kathy Armstrong, and her partner Joanne have generously matched $20,000 in new giving that was made this spring! A big THANK YOU to...

Posted July 15, 2015 - 9:42am
Meet the League's new intern, Nate Calderon of Sacramento, California. Nate is a senior at Rio Americano High School and part of a four-year program called CIVITAS , which focuses on civic...

Posted April 6, 2015 - 10:54am
To help implement the voter guide recommendations from the Best Practices Manual for Official Voter Information Guides, a series of four webinars were presented on April 27 and May 1, 2015. YouTube...
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Updated May 4, 2014 - 3:15pm
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 - 5:38pm
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 - 5:25pm
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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April 27, 2015 - 11:00am
Learn how voters get information and how to implement the best practices for voter guides to raise voter confidence and increase participation. This is the first of four webinars based on the...
June 2, 2015 - 8:00am
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