SMART VOTER Presents
Nonpartisan Election Information
Discussions are heating up as Californians debate the consequences
of the various propositions slated for the special statewide
election. The League of Women Voters of California's Smart
Voter helps voters become more informed on these controversial
A one-stop shop for voters who want a variety and depth
of resources, http://smartvoter.org serves up a full range
of material. The League and the California Channel have
teamed up to produce brief overviews of the eight propositions
on video. For up-to-the-minute news articles, consult Smart
Voter's “News and Analysis” section. The League's “Pros
& Cons” put forth an impartial balance of arguments in favor
of and against each proposition. Click on each proposition
for more information.
Tell a Friend
One effective way to get out the vote is by your own personal
contact. Choose a ballot issue that interests you and talk
to or email a friend about the issue. Then multiply that
one contact by ten. Refer them to Smart Voter.
Dates to Remember
* October 24 -- Last day to register to vote.
* November 1 -- Deadline for requesting an absentee ballot.
Your application must arrive at your county elections office
no later than 5 p.m. on November 1st.
* November 8 -- ELECTION DAY Absentee ballots must be received
by the registrar no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Mail
it so it arrives by Election Day or drop it off at any polling
place in your county by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Web Site Resources
Smart Voter: "Directory of California State Propositions"
Easy Voter Guide -- http://easyvoter.org/ A
nonpartisan resource for new voters and busy voters. Available
in multiple languages.
The California Voter Foundation -- http://calvoter.org
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