Helping Californians Get Ready to Cast Ballots

May 31, 2018

Finding Voting Information Online

Voters need access to trustworthy information to make informed decisions. Luckily, California voters can turn to a wealth of voting information online. CVF's nonpartisan voter guide helps voters quickly locate the best resources for following the money and learning about the candidates and measures on the ballot.

Visit CVF's Online Voter Guide 

Voting Alert: Your local polling place may no longer exist

Five California counties - Napa, Nevada, Madera, San Mateo and Sacramento - are experimenting this election with a new voting model.

Voters in these counties will notice big differences on Election Day: local polling places no longer exist and have been replaced with vote centers open to all voters countywide. Voters in these five counties should have received a vote-by-mail ballot already in the mail and can return it by mail or to a vote center or drop box. They can also visit vote centers in the days leading up to and on Election Day to request and cast ballots or update their registration.

In San Mateo and Nevada, ballot return postage is paid, while in Sacramento, Napa and Madera voters who send their ballots through the mail are expected to pay the postage costs (all counties reportedly cover unpaid postage costs but don't advertise it). All verified ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by June 8 will be counted.

Learn more about the Voters Choice Act from the Secretary of State

CVF's Big Day of Giving a Success!

Thanks to the generous donations we received during this month's Big Day of Giving from people across California, CVF reached our fundraising goal of $10,000! We are very grateful to our donors and welcome new donors anytime! Visit CVF's Donate page to make your tax-deductible donation.

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