CVF-News

CVF-News is a free, electronic newsletter featuring news and updates about the California Voter Foundation's projects and activities.


By Kim Alexander, September 24, 2021

Hi Folks,

The 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election is behind us and while vote counting and election verification continues across the state, the result was a decisive defeat of the recall question early on Election Night and Gavin Newsom remains Governor of California. 

In addition to conducting numerous media interviews, I co-authored a Sacramento Bee Election Day op-ed with Prof. Mike Alvarez of CalTech explaining why California's election system is secure and how more transparency could help. This edition of CVF-News highlights how CVF and others worked to debunk fraudulent fraud claims, the damage these claims have caused, and what comes next for California's voting and recall processes. 

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder, California Voter Foundation

September 10, 2021

Hi Folks,

The California Gubernatorial Recall Election is here, and this has certainly been an election like none other. This edition of CVF-News highlights CVF's online voter resources and reviews election security practices, news and claims and CVF's efforts to curtail harmful election mis- and disinformation. 

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder
California Voter Foundation


Find Election Info at Calvoter.org

CVF’s California Online Voter Guide connects voters with information from trusted sources. Through CVF’s online guide, voters can follow the money behind recall campaigns, learn more about potential replacement candidates, get tips on how to successfully cast a vote-by-mail ballot and more. Ballots submitted through the U.S. Mail must be postmarked by September 14th and received within seven days to be counted. Voters choosing to cast their ballot by mail are urged to return it early and avoid having their ballot rejected due to lateness. 

August 19, 2021

Voters looking for reliable information about the upcoming statewide recall election will find it online at www.calvoter.org/covg.

The California Online Voter Guide is a nonpartisan resource designed to help voters make informed choices and produced by the California Voter Foundation for every statewide election since 1994.

Earlier this year, proponents of a ballot question to recall Governor Gavin Newsom were successful in collecting enough signatures to qualify this question for the ballot, with the election date set for September 14th, 2021.

“It is a short but counterintuitive ballot question,” said CVF President and Founder Kim Alexander. “Voters who are for keeping Gov. Newsom in office should cast a 'no' vote on the recall question. Voters who are against keeping him in office should vote 'yes' on the recall question.”

July 27, 2021

The California Voter Foundation (CVF) announced today it is beginning a new project to develop a nonpartisan, nationwide collaborative initiative of election community leaders to work together to support and defend U.S. election officials and election administration. The project is supported by a $157,000 grant awarded to CVF from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

“Election officials are the frontline workers of democracy, and they are under attack across the country,” said CVF president and founder Kim Alexander. “We are grateful to Craig Newmark Philanthropies for support at this critical time in U.S. elections.”

June 24, 2021

Hi Folks,

This edition of CVF-News highlights our new report addressing harassment of election officials and several other related reports and developments that have emerged in the two weeks since our report came out. We deeply appreciate the commitment displayed to shedding light on the threats received by election officials. And we are especially thankful to Craig Newmark Philanthropies whose support made CVF's report possible. 

Working on this project has been one of the most challenging and heartbreaking experiences of my career. It has been traumatizing to learn of the pain and suffering so many election officials are enduring in the wake of the 2020 election; I cannot imagine how difficult this is for those who are directly experiencing it. 

Funding, education and legal safeguards are needed to protect democracy’s frontline workers

June 8, 2021

CVF harassment reportSacramento, CA -- A new California Voter Foundation report sheds light on the threats and attacks U.S. election officials have endured in the wake of the 2020 election.

“Documenting and Addressing Harassment of Election Officials” features findings gathered through interviews with eleven election officials from six states along with eight of the nation’s leading election experts.

The report finds that ten of the eleven officials interviewed endured death threats, other threats or abusive language. The report is available online at www.calvoter.org/harassment.

June 3, 2021

Register now for the California Voter Foundation's webinar, "Documenting and Addressing Harassment of Election Officials" on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 11 am- Noon Pacific time on Zoom.

Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Cuc0HhSCQ2qdSBYPm0Habw

This free webinar will feature a presentation by Grace Gordon, UC Berkeley Master of Development Practice graduate and author of a new California Voter Foundation report to be released on June 8th, titled, "Documenting and Addressing Harassment of Election Officials".

May 26, 2021

harass_reportRegister now for the California Voter Foundation's webinar, "Documenting and Addressing Harassment of Election Officials" on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 11 am- Noon Pacific time on Zoom.

This free webinar will feature a presentation by Grace Gordon, UC Berkeley Master of Development Practice graduate and author of a new California Voter Foundation report to be released on June 8th, titled, "Documenting and Addressing Harassment of Election Officials Resulting from the 2020 Election".

May 6, 2021

bdog squareAt the California Voter Foundation we love working to make democracy better. We work for election security, voter education and increasing funding for election administration because we know voting is the most important thing we can do to keep our country and communities safe and free.

We need your help and support to continue our work!

May 6th is the Sacramento region’s Big Day of Giving and CVF is asking our friends to step up and donate and support our work on behalf of voters.

As a small non-profit making a big impact, your contribution goes a long way! To inspire your giving, CVF board members will match the first $3,000 in donations.

May 3, 2021

Hi Folks,

For a non-election year there certainly is a lot happening.

For starters, we’re going to have a statewide election later this year to ask California voters whether Governor Gavin Newsom should remain in office or not. Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber announced last week that proponents collected enough valid signatures to trigger a recall and signature withdrawal period. 

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