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

By Kim Alexander, May 2, 2024

Please support CVF and voters on Big Day of Giving!

Dear Friends,

For thirty years, the California Voter Foundation has supported voters and elections by promoting and providing public access to reliable election information and working to secure the election process so people can vote with confidence.

We rely on support from individuals like you and are joining in the Sacramento region's Big Day of Giving today to ask you to help fund this important work.

By Kim Alexander, April 30, 2024

CVF-News Roundup: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Hi Folks,

This edition of CVF-News provides news and updates on a number of important developments. And it includes a plug for this week's Big Day of Giving fundraiser, which I hope will inspire you to support our work protecting and supporting voters and elections. 

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder
California Voter Foundation

By Kim Alexander, March 4, 2024

Hi Folks,

Tomorrow is "Super Tuesday" when more than a dozen states, including California, will hold Primary elections. A few million Californians have already voted, and a few million more will turn in ballots tomorrow or opt to vote in person at a polling place or vote center.

Here are some quick last-minute tips and pieces of information to help you with this election.

January 19, 2024

Nonpartisan guide helps California voters prepare for March 5th Primary
online at

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

“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
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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.