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Posted January 26, 2016 - 9:55am
The Future of California Elections annual conference brings together election administrators, community organizations, and reform advocates to discuss the latest developments in the field of...

Posted January 4, 2016 - 10:12am
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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...
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Updated January 6, 2016 - 11:02am
Check out recent key redistricting cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. 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 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.
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