With election day less than a week away, it is important for all us to be aware of the issues and candidates involved in both the Statewide and the citywide elections held throughout the state of California before stepping into the polling booth Tuesday November 2nd.
Here are some resources to peruse before making your final decisions next week.
Keep tabs on the latest election news, updates and FAQs on this Secretary of State website. Some of the useful tools include:
- Find your polling place – Locate your designated polling place by searching with the Zip code you used when you registered to vote. Use this location to find the nearest polling place to submit your absentee voter form if you have no already mailed it out.
- Ballot Measures – Learn how you can add a measure on a topic you are passionate about for the next election cycle.
- Election results – One of the best places to visit and keep tabs on the election issues that mean most to you.
2. Smart Voter
This is site is run by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and provides information on all the election issues and candidates, as well as polling place locations. Enter your address and find out about the individual issues that directly affect your community.
This is the official State of California voter information guide. You can follow the quick links for the propositions, candidates, justices, political parties and more. The Quick Reference Guide includes 1-2 sentence summaries on the basis of each Proposition.
- 19 Legalizes Marijuana Under California but Not Federal Law. Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, and Sale of Marijuana. Initiative Statute.
- 21 Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs. Grants Surcharged Vehicles Free Admission to All State Parks. Initiative Statute.
- 22 Prohibits the State From Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
- 23 Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32) Requiring Major Sources of Emissions to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming, Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5 Percent or Less for Full Year. Initiative Statute.
- 24 Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability. Initiative Statute.
- 25 Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
- 26 Requires That Certain State and Local Fees Be Approved by Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those That Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payer’s Business. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.