Elections & Voting

Information about voter registration and voting, your ballot for the next election and archives of candidate statements in past elections.

Register to Vote | 2018 June Ballot Measures | Voter Information | Easy Voter Guide | Partnership with FoCE | Election Services

Register to Vote

As Americans, it is our civic duty to vote and engage in our political process. The people we choose to represent us will have an enormous impact on our lives, so registering to vote and participating in the democratic process remains as crucial as ever.

Register to vote at sos.ca.gov

2018 June Ballot Measures

Our Vote With the League booklet should be available in April. Here's a quick summary of the League position on each measure:

  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund (ACA 1)
    • This measure would add a requirement that two thirds of legislators approve the first appropriation of any money collected from the sale by CARB of Cap-and-Trade allowances. At a time that we need efficient and effective investments in climate change solutions, this requirement could lead to deadlocks, inefficiency, and poor decisions. The LWVC opposes this measure.
 
  • Motor Vehicle Fees and Taxes (ACA 5)
    • If passed, this measure would raise excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, provides for regular increases to those taxes based on inflation, establishes a new fee on zero-emission vehicles, and raises vehicle registration fees. The new revenue from these taxes would be used for transportation-related purposes -- repairing streets and bridges, addressing deferred maintenance on highways and local roads, improving public transit, and investing in needed transportation infrastructure to benefit all Californians. The League supports measures to ensure adequate revenue to support needed services, including safe roads and good public transportation. The LWVC supports this measure.
 
  • Effective Date of Initiatives (ACA 17)
    • Currently, an initiative that is approved takes effect the day after the election unless the measure provides otherwise. Election results are not officially certified until five weeks after the election. While most election results are clear shortly after election day, that is not always the case. Prop cc would provide that an initiative would take effect 5 days after the Secretary of State certifies the election results. This is a common-sense measure, ensuring clarity about what is, and is not, California law. The LWVC supports this measure.
 
  • California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act (SB 5)
    • This measure would authorize California to issue general obligation bonds, with the money used to finance state and local parks, water conservation measures, water reliability to disadvantaged communities, and flood protection projects. California parks provide open space and recreation, improving health and community well-being. The water projects funded by this bond are forward thinking, and are a key part of our state response to climate change. The LWVC supports this measure.

Voter Information

Get the facts before voting! Use Voter's Edge California.Voters Edge
  • Use your address to get a personalized ballot.
  • Get in-depth info on candidates, measures, and who supports them.
  • Check where, when, and how to vote.
  • Keep track of your choices and use them to vote.
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More Voting Resources:

Easy Voter Guide

The Easy Voter Guide helps voters learn about how to vote and what will be on the ballot in statewide or presidential elections. It also helps people learn how to change their community through exercising their right to vote.
 

LWV of Sacramento County Partners with FoCE

The League of Women Voters is proud to announce our continued partnership with the Future of California Elections. FoCE, formed in 2011, is a collaboration between election officials, civil rights organizations and election reform advocates who aim to examine and address the challenges facing California's election system.

FoCE is committed to supporting the modernization of California elections to ensure the participation and engagement of voters. 

Priorities for 2017: 

  • Improve Californians' access to voter registration
  • Improve Californians' voting experience
  • Improve Californians' election administration system

Goals 

  • Assisting with online voter registration 
  • Cultivating support for election reforms among the public 
  • Educating young voters on civic engagement and encourage their commitment to civic participation 
  • Researching ways California can modernize its voting technology to increase voting participation 
  • Developing effective elections policy and practical regulations that reflect voters needs

Election Services

The LWV provides election services for private organizations including homeowners' associations. The LWV can be a neutral party and act as "Inspector of Elections" retaining custody and counting ballots.