Voting How-To's and the Next Election

Ballot Measure Videos - Under 2 Minutes!

Bite-size videos (under 2 minutes each) will brief you on each ballot measure -- choose from LWV California Education Fund's Fast Facts videos on the Voter's Edge site, or videos from the CalMatters news organization. For quick links:

Candidate Forums Online

“Lights. Camera. Action!”  Contra Costa voters can now see and hear where local candidates stand on important issues through televised roundtable discussions and forums. Election Preview is now available on television and the Contra Costa Television channel on YouTube.

This voter education for Fall Elections 2018 is thanks to a unique partnership of Contra Costa County’s Elections Division, Contra Costa Television (CCTV), the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa and the Contra Costa County Library. Links to all forums are on the County Elections Preview page.

Easy Voter Guide

Easy Voter Guide CA (2016) The Easy Voter Guide helps new voters and busy voters learn about how to vote and what will be on the ballot in statewide elections. It also helps people learn how to make change in their community.

Voter Information

Voter's Edge CA - Find your ballotVoters' Edge California: Enter your address and zip code to see the contests on your ballot. Then click away and find information on candidates and ballot measures from the League and other nonpartisan sources. Archives of past elections available with election results.

Elections in California: Learn about preparing to vote, voting (in person, by mail, if you've moved), voting rights, take a friend to vote, results of past elections, etc.


Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

  • Click here to find out if you are registered in Contra Costa County
  • Click here to register to vote in California

See information about registering to vote in California: deadlines, requirements, how to register, political parties, registration drives, living overseas, etc.