Election Information

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A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny."
                                 ~ Thomas Jefferson
 Since 1920 the women (and men!) of the League of Women Voters have volunteered their time to ensure that voters  have access to the information they need to make an informed decision.  


Information Sources for the
     General Election: November 6, 2018 

Live Forums and Proposition Pro/Cons

Check out these pages on our site for more information, including links to online videos:


Voter's Edge Website

Logo for Voter's Edge websiteThe California League's election website, Voter’s Edge California, is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in California.
Voter's Edge is your one-stop shop for election research: 
  • Access your personalized ballot for only your districts, just enter your address on the first page, 
  • Get in-depth information on candidates,state-wide propositions, and local measures  including who supports them.
  • View candidate info; including biographies, top priorities, answers to questions, photos, policy videos, endorsements, and detailed information about who funds their campaigns.
  • Get unbiased explanations of propositions and local measures, including who supports, opposes, and funds them
  • Check where, when, and how to vote, including information on your local polling location


Quick & Easy Voter Guide 

The League's Easy Voter Guide provides voters who are new, or just very busy, with condensed, user-friendly, nopartisan infomation about the statewide election, including:
  • basic job descriptions for the California state and federal offices in this election 
  • condensed descriptions and pro/con on the 11 statewide propositions 
  • other information about voting in California
The Easy Voter Guide is available online in:
Or you can pick up a free printed Easy Voter Guide from your public library.

Voter Information Guide

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The Official Voter Information Guide (VIG) for the November 2018 General Election, published by the California Secretary of State, is now available

  • As a PDF for download

  • As a Mobile VIG: If you are a Santa Clara County resident you can access the guide, and even more election information, on your cell phone using the free SCCVOTE Mobile App, available in the Apple App store and at Google Play. 

  • On paper:  This year's Voter Guide, automatically mailed to every registered voter, is almost 100 pages long! 

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    • You can help make Santa Clara county green by opting out of receiving the paper copy. 
      Go to the County Voter Information Guide Delivery Options page and change your option.



Other Online Election Resources

About the June 2018 Election: