Why should you support CVF?
We know voting is important, and as Californians with a tradition of direct democracy we have especially important choices to make when we vote.
CVF has fought to protect and improve the voting process, by:
- outlawing paperless electronic voting in California
- working to strengthen California’s election verification laws
- enabling voters to follow the money and make informed voting decisions
- ensuring voters are not automatically disenfranchised if they forget to sign their vote-by-mail ballot or their signature is challenged
CVF is a leading and trusted voice in the public arena and in the media, providing a valued, nonpartisan perspective on issues that matter to voters.
CVF has improved the way we get informed about elections by putting reliable, nonpartisan information online since 1994. We’ve helped voters look up their registration status, or vote-by-mail status online, 24 hours a day.
Today, www.calvoter.org is one of many great resources on the internet, drawing over 1.3 million visits, a record number, and 5 million page views in the 2016 election cycle. Our entertaining and informative “Proposition Song” logged more than 31,000 views on YouTube.
CVF has also worked hard to improve California’s vote-by-mail process, especially to reduce the unacceptably high number of rejected ballots -- anywhere from 1-3 percent of all mail ballots cast in a statewide election.
Because California voters now have a grace period with mail ballot return and counties must accept vote-by-mail ballots postmarked by Election Day, tens of thousands of ballots across the state that otherwise would have been rejected were instead accepted and counted in 2016.
All contributions to CVF, whether one-time or monthly via PayPal, are tax-deductible and greatly help support CVF’s budget.
Please donate today with your credit card via PayPal, or by check, to:
California Voter Foundation
P.O. Box 189277
Sacramento, CA 95818