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Posted October 8, 2015 - 9:59am
 There are local elections throughout California on November 3! Find yours! Use to find your polling place and get your ballot.

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...

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 August 17, 2015 - 11:11am
We are excited to announce that Dora Rose has joined the LWVCEF staff as Senior Director for Civic Engagement. Many of you know Dora as the consultant who led our Voter’s Edge California pilot...
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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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November 3, 2015 - 8:00am
There are local elections throughout California! Find yours!
September 22, 2015 (All day)
Celebrate National Voter Registration Day!Sign up to be a partner today: In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration...
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