Making Democracy Work

Elections & Voting

Ballot information, registering to vote ...and more

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? If not, visit the California Online Voter Registration page.

If you have recently moved, you can authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to notify the Secretary of State to change your voting registration address when you use the DMV Change of Address page.

Easy Voter Guide

EasyVoter.org The Easy Voter Guide helps new voters and busy voters learn about how to vote and what will be on the ballot in statewide elections. It also helps people learn how to make change in their community.

The information is provided in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Tagalog.

An Easy Voter Guide for the next election will be posted when it's available.

Voter Information

Smartvoter.org Smart Voter: Key in your address and zip code, see the contests on your ballot. Then click away and find information on candidates and ballot measures -- from the League and other nonpartisan sources. Archives of past elections available with election results. Go to Smart Voter

Vote411

Vote411 web site

Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the following aspects of the election process:

  • Absentee ballot information
  • Ballot measure information (where applicable)
  • Early voting options (where applicable)
  • Election dates
  • Factual data on candidates in various federal, state and local races
  • General information on such topics as how to watch debates with a critical eye
  • ID requirements
  • Polling place locations
  • Registration deadlines
  • Voter qualifications
  • Voter registration forms
  • Voting machines

An important component of VOTE411.org is the polling place locator, which enables users to type in their address and retrieve the poll location for the voting precinct in which that address is located. The League has found that this is among the most sought after information in the immediate days leading up to, and on, Election Day.