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Posted November 9, 2015 - 10:25am
1. I heard that California passed a New Motor Voter law.  What does it do?The goal of the New Motor Voter law is to create an easy, automated way to register to vote when you get a driver’s...

Posted November 9, 2015 - 10:51am
Throughout our nation’s history, brave service men and women have sacrificed to protect and defend our democracy. The “Honor Veterans. Vote.” program will provide Californians a platform to dedicate...

Posted October 22, 2015 - 10:13am
On Probation? On Community Supervision? Off Parole? You have the right to ‪‎vote‬. Many ‪‎Californians‬ mistakenly believe a criminal conviction keeps them from ‪‎voting‬.  Your...

Posted September 8, 2015 - 10:43am
Now it's fast and easy to track the flow of campaign money in California ‪‎ using the new Cal-Access tool, ‪‎PowerSearch: Power Search can be used to quickly...
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Updated November 10, 2015 - 1:01pm
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.

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.
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November 10, 2015 - 12:00pm
Election 2016 is the most important election of the decade and California voters will turnout in significant numbers to elect a new President, a new Senator, and vote on dozens of other races and...
November 3, 2015 - 8:00am
There are local elections throughout California! Find yours!
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