Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 21, 2018 :: Last Day to Register to Vote in This Election

May 21, 2018
Last day to register to vote in this election

May 21, 2018
Last day to register to vote in this election

May 29, 2018
Last day to request a “vote by mail” ballot

June 5, 2018 :: ELECTION DAY

Your polling place is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Missed the May 21 voter registration deadline?
You can still vote in this election!
If you missed the deadline:
go to your County Elections Office or other special location
You will be able to register and vote on the same day - all the way up
through Election Day.

3 simple steps you can complete in one visit
1. Register to vote.
2  Vote.
3. Seal your ballot in a special envelope and sign it.

Get the facts about the candidates and propositions before you vote.

Governor – The highest elected official in California:
Oversees most state departments and agencies.
Prepares annual state budget.
Approves or rejects new state laws.
Lieutenant Governor – Next in line:
Becomes Governor if the elected Governor leaves office.
Has a tie-breaking vote in the State Senate.
Secretary of State – Head of elections and record keeping:
Coordinates statewide elections and oversees election laws.
Also keeps records about new corporations and businesses and other state databases.
Controller – The state’s bookkeeper:
Keeps track of how the state’s money is spent.
Issues most checks from the state and manages collection of money due to the state. Reports on finances of state and local governments.
Treasurer – The state’s banker:
Manages the state’s investments and assets.
Coordinates the sale of state bonds.
Attorney General – The state’s top lawyer:
Makes sure laws are enforced the same way across the state.
Manages the state Department of Justice.
Oversees sheriffs and district attorneys.
Insurance Commissioner – Insurance overseer:
Manages the state Department of Insurance.
Enforces laws that insurance companies must follow.
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Head of public schools:
Manages the state Department of Education.
Provides leadership and assistance to all public schools in California.
Enforces education regulations.

U.S. Senator (6-Year term)
State Senator (4-Year term; even-numbered districts will be voted on in this election)
State Assembly Member (2-Year term)
State Board of Equalization (state tax commission; 4-Year term)


Produced for statewide elections in California since 1994, the Easy Voter Guide is a collaboration of the League of Women Voters® of California Education Fund and the California State Library.

The Easy Voter's Guide was started when a group of public library adult literacy students [ Bay Area New Readers Council ] felt that there was a lack of nonpartisan voter information accessible to adults still working on their reading skills.

Voter’s Edge California – Find information about your local as well as statewide candidates and measures along with a polling place look up feature.
CAvotes – Website of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The California State Library and Library Literacy Services – a partner and co-founder of the Easy Voter Guide project
Common Knowledge – co-founder of the Easy Voter Guide project

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