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About the California Voter Foundation

Originally founded in 1989 by California Secretary of State March Fong Eu, the California Voter Foundation (CVF) was re-founded in 1994 by Kim Alexander, to advance the responsible use of technology to improve the democratic process. CVF is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) supported by tax-deductible contributions from foundations and individuals.

The California Voter Foundation has worked to improve democracy through the responsible use of new technologies since its founding in 1994, providing Californians with nonpartisan election and government information on the Web, and raising awareness of emerging democracy and technology issues in California and beyond.

The scope of CVF's work has expanded over the years to include advancing transparency of money in politics through online campaign finance disclosure; developing innovative voter education resources; and promoting verification of voting technology through a voter-verified paper audit trail requirement for electronic voting systems and mandatory public audits of vote-counting software.

CVF is governed by an eight-member board of directors and guided by its mission statement and program goals. CVF has produced the nonpartisan California Online Voter Guide for every state election since 1994, providing a reliable resource for election information to California voters.

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