CVF in the News

By Shawnte Passmore, CBS Sacramento, October 26, 2022

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 Vote-by-mail is underway as the November election inches closer, and it is not only issues and candidates on voters' minds.

Election integrity is center stage following the 2020s presidential election.

Out of the more than 800,000 vote-by-mail ballots Sacramento County sent to registered voters, it says about 60,000 came back so far.

Many voters told CBS13 they trust the system despite claims of an unfair presidential election in 2020.

"Well, so far, they haven't proven a damn thing," said Phillip D. Bangs of Citrus Heights.  

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Though, the reality is election deniers are thrusting election integrity into the spotlight.

So, what is being done to ensure no one votes more than once?

By Sonseeahray Tonsall, Fox40 News Sacramento, October 17, 2022

By Kitty O'Neal, NewsRadio KFBK, October 17, 2022

The November 8th election is rapidly approaching and we are excited to share CVF's new California Online Voter Guide!

As California voters, we have enormous power to decide how our state is governed. But with all this power comes responsibility. And mystery. And confusion. And disinformation.

By Staff, CapRadio, October 11, 2022

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The November ballot can be overwhelming.  From local, state, and congressional, candidates, to propositions (not to mention city and county measures). The General Election is a lot to sort through.  CapRadio's Managing Editor of News and Information Nick Miller joined Insight to break down the comprehensive Sacramento voter guide. Insight also spoke with Kim Alexander, President of the California Voter Foundation, about what voters need to know about the voting process and expanded protections for poll workers. (Full Audio)

By CapRadio Staff, CapRadio, October 10, 2022

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Who Can Register To Vote In California? 

California residents over the age of 18 can visit the California State online voter registration page. There are options for registering to vote in Spanish, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and more. Voters can also register in person at their county elections office or pick up a paper registration from your local library, DMV office, or U.S. Post Office. Residents aged 16 and 17 can pre-register to vote; once they turn 18, they can cast a ballot. 

What Do I Need To Register?

By Sameea Kamal, CAL Mattrers, October 10, 2022

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You’re hearing a lot more about election integrity — for a lot of reasons.

Since the 2020 election, the issue has been fueled by the “Big Lie” — the baseless claim still touted by former President Donald Trump and his allies that the election was stolen — and the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol and its aftermath.

Questioning election integrity has also become a political strategy: In the effort last year to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, Republican candidate Larry Elder said he was concerned about fraud and started a website to collect tips even before the votes were counted. 

Under the new law, election workers can have their home addresses kept confidential.

By Monica Coleman, ABC 10, October 8, 2022

By Carly Severn & Guy Marzorati, KQED, October 7, 2022

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If you update your voter registration and address using the secretary of state's voter status page before the October 24 deadline to register online, you county will cancel the ballot that went to your old address and send you a new one.

And if it turns out your ballot was missing because your voter registration wasn't updated, don't feel bad — people move all the time and forget to update their registrations accordingly.

The California Voter Foundation's Kim Alexander confirms that updating your address at the post office doesn't in fact update your voter registration. The DMV, on the other hand, will update your voter registration details if you update your address with them.

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By Daniela Pardo and Jackson Ellison, Spectrum News 1, October 4, 2022

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Election workers experienced a rise in threats and harassment in the fallout from the false claims about the 2020 Presidential Election being stolen from former President Donald Trump.

Two years later, election workers across the country have dealt with all forms of intimidation tactics that make them feel unsafe and unable to do their jobs.

A new California law, Senate Bill 1131, authored by state Senator Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, allows election workers and other government employees to enroll in programs to keep their addresses and other personal information confidential.

Election officials can now enroll in the Safe at Home program that’s currently used by domestic violence survivors and people who work at abortion clinics.

By Ari Plachta, Sacramento Bee, October 3, 2022

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In 2018, community organizer Chris Lodgson helped promote the voting changes coming to Sacramento’s historically Black Oak Park neighborhood.

Polling places at churches and schools were on the way out. But the new options were going to be good: automatically mailed ballots, more days to vote, drop boxes. Ahead of this year’s midterms, 28 California counties have made the same changes.

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