CVF in the News

By Chris Nichols, Capital Public Radio, June 7, 2022

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Once the final ballots are mailed-in, placed in a drop box or cast-in person for California’s June 7 primary, the attention will turn to the election results. 

But how quickly will those be made public? And will they tell us the outcome of the races right away? 

Election officials and experts say the results will arrive in three separate waves, with the first being released shortly after the polls close at 8 p.m. on June 7. 

The first wave will consist of results from the early-arriving vote-by-mail ballots, likely the ones that arrived a few days before the election, said Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter Foundation.

By Vicki Gonzalez, Capital Public Radio, June 7, 2022

Midterm Primary election coverage. California Voter Foundation provides last-minute tips. Outreach for the unhoused community to vote. Sacramento Pride Festival and March this weekend.  

Today's Guests

CapRadio Reporter Sarah Mizes-Tan joins us live from a polling place on Election Day.

CapRadio Reporter Chris Nichols shares his reporting on the outreach to ensure Sacramento’s unhoused community understands and has access to voting for the Primary. 

Kim Alexander with the California Voter Foundation provides last-minute tips for mail-in, registration and in-person voting. 

Sacramento Pride Team Collin Lourenco, Camille Adams, Jason Alviar preview the Sacramento Pride Festival and March this weekend, June 11-12. (Full Audio)

By Kitty O'Neal, KFBK, June 7, 2022

On this election day, The California Voter Foundation has a helpful website for people still needing voting assistance. Kim Alexander is president of the California Voter Foundation a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a website calvoter.org that helps educate voters about the candidates.

 

By John Myers, Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2022

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If California’s statewide primary election feels a little, well, meh in this homestretch of the voting season, you’re not alone.

With only days left for candidates to make their case to voters, most Californians hardly seem to have noticed Tuesday’s contest to winnow the field of state, congressional and legislative candidates down to two finalists. It’s especially noticeable given that there are more opportunities to participate than in any other primary election in the state’s history.

In tracking the return of mail-in ballots, it appears that even a last-minute surge of interest might not keep the June 7 election from landing near the historical low point of voter turnout — in competition with 2014 for the lowest turnout of registered voters in California history.

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By Chris Nichols, Capital Public Radio, June 3, 2022

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Eligible Californians of all backgrounds — including those experiencing homelessness — can vote in the June 7 primary election. 

Election officials and advocates for unhoused people say it’s not well known that people without a permanent address can register and cast a ballot. But over the past four decades, state and federal courts have ruled that homeless people cannot be denied the right to vote simply because they lack a roof over their head.

The courts have found unhoused residents can register by listing a shelter, landmark, park or street corner close to where they sleep as their address.

Despite the rulings, as few as 10% of homeless people vote in elections, compared with 54% of the country’s voting-age population, according to an article by Dora Kingsley Vertenten, a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California.  

By KCRA Staff, KCRA, June 2, 2022

Another California nonprofit and nonpartisan organization is working to get more people to vote.

President and founder of the California Voter Foundation Kim Alexnader joined KCRA 3 on Thursday to speak more on what the organization is doing. (Full Video)

By Hanh Truong, The Sacrament Bee, May 23, 2022

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It might not be a presidential year, but your vote in the California primary election can affect your daily life.

This year’s June primary in California includes candidates for U.S. Senate, governor, secretary of state, treasurer and influential Sacramento County offices, such as district attorney and sheriff.

In the past two years, people are becoming more aware of the great influence that local governments have over their lives, said Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter Foundation, a non-partisan and nonprofit group that works to improve voting processes. She cited the pandemic and how the county enforced mask mandates, and controversies with police activity and law enforcement interactions with the public.

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Choosing your local and state officials can have a big effect on your quality of life.

By Capitol Weekly Staff, Capitol Weekly May 23, 2022

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For the upcoming June 7 Primary, California has mailed a ballot to every registered voter in the state. Not every voter will mail their ballot back – some will opt to drop their ballots in person at a voting center, and some voters won’t cast a ballot in the primary at all.

With some 22 million ballots at large, should we be worried about voter fraud? When it comes to ballots and the California election process, Kim Alexander is the person to talk to. Alexander is the President of the California Voter Foundation which she has headed since 1994. Among CVF’s mission goals is advancing voting system security and meaningful auditing of ballots in California and nationwide. 

By May 17, 2022

CVF President Kim Alexander joined CapRadio's "Insight" host Vicki Gonzalez to introduce listeners to CVF's new California Online Voter Guide and help voters prepare to cast their ballots in the upcoming June 7, Primary Election. (Listen to interview here

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