Smart Voter California 2000 Elections

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, the day before Election Day.

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 five (5) days before the Election Day.

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 either of these addresses:

    LWV - Smart Voter Project
    468 Hillsdale Drive
    Santa Rosa, CA 95409-6126
    LWV - Smart Voter Project
    210 Monte Diablo Av #104
    San Mateo, CA 94401-2626

  2. You may scan the photo and send it to us as an attachment to an email message. The scanned digital image should be in the following format:

    • Larger than 107 wide x 130 high (pixels). There should be room to crop.
    • A common photo format (JPG, GIF, BMP)
    • A file size that is practical for email transmission.

    Note: If 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 the candidate name, county, and office in the body of the email message.

    We will try to process a photo received electronically, but cannot guarantee to be able to publish it.

  3. If the photo is already posted on a web page, please send the URL via email to Please be sure to identify the candidate name, county, and office in the body of the email message. 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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