CVF-News

CVF-News is a free, electronic newsletter featuring news and updates about the California Voter Foundation's projects and activities.


January 19, 2024

Nonpartisan guide helps California voters prepare for March 5th Primary
online at www.calvoter.org

Today the California Voter Foundation (CVF) launched a new edition of its nonpartisan California Online Voter Guide to help voters access reliable and trustworthy information about the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election, at www.calvoter.org.

“This is the first California Presidential Primary Election where every registered California voter will be issued a ballot through the mail,” said CVF’s president and founder, Kim Alexander.

By Kim Alexander, December 22, 2023

Hi Folks,

As we head into the holiday season, in this year-end CVF-News Roundup, I wanted to take a moment to share stories featuring CVF as well as an inspiring civil rights exhibit in Los Angeles, and to ask once more for you to support CVF's work as we head into 2024. A big thank you to everyone who has already donated.

Wishing you and yours a peaceful and restorative holiday season,

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder, California Voter Foundation
CVF in The News

Join CVF on November 6th, 2023 to celebrate Election Hero Day!

November 3, 2023

 

Hi Folks,

Do you know someone who helps make elections happen? Maybe someone who serves as a poll worker in your community? Or a staffer at your local or state elections department? 

Maybe you know a journalist who covers election issues? Or a person working at a nonprofit helping voters. Or a teacher who engages students in the voting process. Maybe someone at your local library or post office who always makes sure there are voter registration applications available.

All of these people are election heroes, and Monday, November 6th is Election Hero Day 2023 and a day to celebrate them!

October 25, 2023

The California Voter Foundation joined with five other nonprofit, nonpartisan voter advocacy groups yesterday to request that California's Secretary of State, Dr. Shirley Weber, monitor and support upcoming elections in Shasta County, where controversies over voting equipment and ballot counting threaten election safety and accessibility and potentially undermine the security and accuracy of vote counts.

By Kim Alexander July 3, 2023

Hi Folks,

This morning I headed over to the California Secretary of State's office, where a public hearing was taking place to receive comments on the state's proposed Ballot Counting regulations. Comments are due by midnight, July 5th. 

These regulations are being developed by Secretary of State Shirley Weber and her staff to provide county election officials with a framework for using people rather than computers to count California ballots. 

May 2, 2023

Hi Folks,

This week we are celebrating Big Day of Giving along with hundreds of other nonprofits in the Sacramento region! We hope you will join in by donating to the California Voter Foundation and supporting our work improving the voting process to better serve voters through Big Day of Giving, via PayPal or by check

Here’s a quick look at CVF’s current programs:

March 28, 2023

Shasta supervisors consider new voting system and hand counting all ballots; California voter advocacy groups provide guidance and facts
 

Today Shasta County Supervisors are meeting to consider whether to adopt a new computerized voting system and whether to adopt a policy of hand counting ballots.

February 27, 2023

The California Voter Foundation (CVF) joined with six other California-based nonpartisan voter advocacy groups to urge Shasta County supervisors to reconsider their decision in January to end the county's use of its current voting system provided by Dominion and seek an alternative vendor.

January 26, 2023

The California Voter Foundation (CVF) announced today that it has received a $100,000 grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support its continuing leadership of the Election Community Network, a nonpartisan, nationwide collaboration of academic, nonprofit, government and philanthropic leaders working to support and protect U.S. election officials and election administration.

While the 2022 election was relatively peaceful, the threats against election officials and their staff have not subsided, and many political leaders continue to perpetuate false election security claims that fuel unfounded conspiracy theories and election denialism. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, election officials and their staff reported receiving over 1,000 threats in 2022.

By Kim Alexander, December 8, 2022

Hi Folks,

Today's CVF-News shares the research our Program Manager Samantha Abelove has been conducting for the past several weeks on vote counts in California's closest legislative, congressional and Los Angeles mayoral races.

Incredibly, today, exactly one month after Election Day, there are still some contests that are too close to call. Many of the close contests we were watching have been decided, but it's notable that we have just one day left for counties to complete and certify their results in the 30-day California canvass period.

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