Sacramento County

Sacramento County

What are some of our activities? 

The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County is an organization of both women and men that welcomes diversity and inclusion.  

    • We encourage informed and active participation in government.
    • We work to increase understanding of major public policy issues.
    • We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Located in California's Capitol, League of Women Voters of Sacramento County is uniquely positioned to participate in the study of political issues at both the local and state level. 

  • The Sacramento League is recently featured as a case study in Vote for Us, by Joshua Douglas, Ph.D.   He tells the story of how we led a governance reform effort in Sacramento.  It started with the Sacramento LWV working to defeat a "strong mayor proposal.”  After 3 years a coalition led by LWV and Common Cause achieved (1) a 5-member independent ethics commission, (2) a transparency ordinance and (3) a charter amendment for an independent citizens redistricting commission to draw our Council district lines.  The Commission will draw new district lines after the 2020 census.  The League promotes an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive.
  • At the August 27, 2019, Sacramento City Council meeting, our League President Claudia Bonsignore shared our position on Homelessness as a reference for the Council's decision on the locations of two shelters.

  • On July 15th our League 1st Vice President, Paula Lee did a demonstration of Ranked Choice Voting for Courtney Bailey, our Registrar of Voters and her management staff.  Sacramento County’s new voting equipment vendor is Dominion Voting Systems which has the capacity to count a RCV election.  Contact us for more information on our campaign to educate voters about Ranked Choice Voting and about our Voter Representation position.

The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.

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Where do we teach people about voting? 

    • Take Back the Night in Sacramento, 10/12/19
    • Colonial Village tree planting event, 10/12/19
    • California Freethought Day, register voters, 10/13/19
    • Alternative Facts, register voters, 9/29/19 
    • California State University, 9/28/19
    • Train staff to register voters, Liberty Towers, 9/23/19
    • National Voter Registration Day, 9/24/19 (Contact Us)
    • California History Museum in Sacramento, 9/2019
    • Street Vets Clinic in Sacramento, 9/8/19
    • 100 Dads, 8/17/19
    • Youth Empowerment Summit, 4/24/19

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How do I vote in California?

  • Voting is easier than ever with Voter's Choice
    • You will get your ballot by mail
    • You can vote early or on election day
    • You can put your signed ballot in any Ballot Drop Box or mail it in
    • You can bring your ballot to any Vote Center
  • Visit Voting & Elections for more of the California League's voter services including positions on Statewide propositions.

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What are some upcoming events (Calendar of Events)?

Event Date: 
Oct 13 2019 - 11:00am
Event location: 

State Capitol

The League of Women Voters Sacramento County will register voters at the California Freethought Day.  This event encourages freedom of speech and thought, civic engagement, enthusiasm for science, social justice, and the separation of church and s

Ready, Set, Plant graphic
Event Date: 
Oct 12 2019 - 8:45am
Event location: 

Earl Warren Park

Join the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County at this community event to help register new voters and voters who need to reregister to vote.

our voice matters
Event Date: 
Sep 28 2019 - 1:30pm
Event location: 

California State University, University Union

We will be at the 18th annual Our Voice Matters to help register students and their friends to vote. If you need to register or reregister to vote, drop by.

Take Back the Night artwork
Event Date: 
Oct 12 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Sacramento Native American Health Center

Join us for voter registration!  

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Event Date: 
Sep 24 2019 (All day)

September is Voter Registration Month, and September 24th (the fourth Tuesday in September) is Voter Registration Day.