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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...

Posted February 25, 2015 - 11:43am
In the November 2014 election, only 31% of eligible Californians voted and young people and people of color continued to be underrepresented. Although many factors contribute to low voter turnout, we...

Posted April 22, 2015 - 1:41pm
In November of 2014, Californians voted to pass Proposition 47 - a measure that reclassified some nonviolent felony crimes to misdemeanors.   Proposition 47 also allowed current...

Posted March 27, 2015 - 1:04pm
Joint Oversight Hearing: Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments & Assembly Committee on Elections and RedistrictingSenator Ben Allen and Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-...
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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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