Smart Voter California November 3, 1998 General Election

Message to Candidates

See also FAQs for Candidates.

Your free web page

If you are a candidate on the ballot for at least one of our participating counties and want to accept our written invitation to participate in the Smart Voter project, refer to the instructions in that letter for how to get your data to us. Or send email to and you will receive instructions.

If you are a candidate in a nonparticipating county, we regret that we cannot post any information about your race or your candidacy.

Candidates may enter data on their web page electronically until 8:00 p.m. PST, Monday, November 2, 1998.

For answers to specific questions, please contact the Smart Voter Project Director, Trudell Een, at or 408-323-9426. A warm "thank-you" to all candidates who fill out our Web form to create your own web page on Smart Voter. Our users want to read the information about you and your candidacy directly from you!

Candidate photo

We invite you to submit a black & white or color photo for your web page which is a "head shot" of you taken within the last two years. All photos must be mailed or emailed to us postmarked or timestamped by Wednesday October 28, 1998.

Mark on the back of your photo or include in the email message:

  • your name,
  • office being sought, and
  • county and state of residence

Choose one of the three ways listed below in preferred order.

  1. We suggest that you mail the nonreturnable photo to us which we will scan. We have found this method to be the easiest for you and for us. Mail to:
    LWV - Smart Voter Project
    924 Viewridge Dr.
    San Mateo, CA 94403-4057

  2. You may scan the photo and send it to us as an attachment to an email message. The scanned digital image must be in the following format:
    • 107 wide x 130 high (pixels)
    • JPG format
    • Less than 14K in byte size.

    Note: If you these specifications don't make sense to you, please mail us the hardcopy photo!!

    Send an email attaching the digital photo as a separate binary file to our Photo Editor: As noted above, please be sure to identify yourself in the body of the email message.

    If the photo does not meet the above specifications, we will try, but cannot guarantee to be able to publish it.

  3. You may submit the photo electronically. If the photo is already posted on a web page, please send the URL via email to We will do our best to convert this photo to our specifications, but cannot guarantee success.

We reserve the right to crop or reduce photos in order to meet our requirements.

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