Last-minute tips for California voters

Hi Folks,

Tomorrow is "Super Tuesday" when more than a dozen states, including California, will hold Primary elections. A few million Californians have already voted, and a few million more will turn in ballots tomorrow or opt to vote in person at a polling place or vote center.

Here are some quick last-minute tips and pieces of information to help you with this election.

Why California election workers are returning after COVID and conspiracy theories


Between COVID-19 and election fraud conspiracy theories since 2020, it has been a tumultuous time for California’s election workers. 

The state lost 15% of its election officials between the November 2020 election and July 2021, according to the California Voter Foundation, which documented incidents of threats, harassment and stress. While not all left due to safety concerns, more than half of California counties have a new registrar of voters since 2020, compared to 17% turnover between 2016 and 2020.

Here's why California voters are being asked to vote twice in race for US Senate Josh Haskell Image


When you go to vote in the California primary, you may be surprised to see that in the race for U.S. Senate, you're asked to vote twice!

Plus, there are more names in the contest for the six-year Senate term, which starts in January 2025 than for the special election, which will last roughly a month once the November results are certified in early December. The point of the special election is to fill out the remainder of late California Senator Diane Feinstein's seat.

How to Correct a Mistake on Your Ballot for the 2024 California Primary Election


2024 is another big election year — and before the general election in November that’ll decide the next president of the United States, California has our Presidential Primary Election.

If you’re a registered California voter, your ballot is either on its way or has already arrived in your mailbox. But what if you make a mistake on your ballot as you’re filling it out? Or you’re just not sure how to fill it out in the first place?

How Do I Vote in California's Presidential Primary Election as a 'No Party Preference' Voter?


The 2024 general election in November will decide who will be the President of the United States for the next four years. But way before that, California voters have another big election on March 5: Our state’s presidential primary. 

‘The good news is that nobody has to vote with the ballot that they get in the mail if they don’t want to.’ Kim Alexander, president of the nonpartisan California Voter Foundation

CVF in the news, at the Skirball + still time to give

Hi Folks,

As we head into the holiday season, in this year-end CVF-News Roundup, I wanted to take a moment to share stories featuring CVF as well as an inspiring civil rights exhibit in Los Angeles, and to ask once more for you to support CVF's work as we head into 2024. A big thank you to everyone who has already donated.

Wishing you and yours a peaceful and restorative holiday season,

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder, California Voter Foundation
CVF in The News

LA County Moves To Provide Voters More Information On Political Candidates


The L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a proposal to publish candidate statements online in addition to inside printed sample ballots, a move that will dramatically reduce candidates’ cost of getting their statements in front of voters.

Right now, many candidates do not buy space in sample ballots because they say it's cost prohibitive.