New Smart Voter features and dates to remember
Voters throughout California will go to the polls on November 2, 2004 to cast their votes. There are 16 complicated state propositions on the ballot and many voters are just beginning to investigate what a yes or no vote will mean. To begin your research, the League of Women Voters of California - http://smartvoter.org/ - has the resources for you.
You will find all of the latest news articles on a state proposition by using Smart Voter's newest feature, Google News Search. Click on a particular proposition to pull up an abundance of in-depth and late breaking news on the topics of stem cell research, tribal gaming and others. Also consult the League's ever-popular and unbiased Pros & Cons. It distills complex propositions onto one page of easy-to-understand material. Smart Voter is a portal to many resources, from Easy Voter Guide to the California Budget Project. Save time. Let Smart Voter do the search for you.
League poses questions to candidates
LWV California has asked upper ticket candidates to respond to three questions on federal resources, foreign policy and federal budget. Candidates for US Senate and House, California Senate and Assembly have prepared their answers. Check your personal ballot for their replies and for questions to local candidates.
Now you can bookmark your personal ballot. Go directly to information on your candidates and your ballot issues.
Dates to remember
Register before October 18 (postmark) to vote on November 2.
- The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is October 26, 2004.
- Vote on November 2.
- Absentee ballots must be RECEIVED by the Registrar by
8 p.m. on Nov. 2.
Be sure to check these Web Site resources:
Smart Voter: "Directory of California State Propositions"
Sample page, Prop. 1A:
Easy Voter Guide http://easyvoter.org/california/
Voter information on candidates for state executive offices, political parties, propositions.
The California Voter Foundation http://calvoter.org
See especially Voting Technology Resources.
California Automated Lobbying and Campaign Contribution & Expenditure Search System. Who gives money and how much? Who receives the money and how do they spend it? This link is also available from Smart Voter state proposition and upper ticket contest pages.