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
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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.

Shasta County election results including big wins for fire district, Gateway school board


Tuesday’s special election filled a seat on the Gateway Unified School District board and created a fire protection district in the historic community of Shasta.

While the eyes of election observers were on Shasta County, voter turnout was extremely low.

With all precincts reporting and a portion of mail-in ballots counted, county election officials reported less than 20% of the people eligible to vote cast a ballot.

Elections Day Update: California Secretary of State Monitors Are On The Ground In Shasta County As Polls Open For Elections


By 8:15 a.m., poll workers at the Larry J. Farr Community Center in Shasta Lake said they’d had only four voters show up at their voting site, which includes two precincts. That’s not too surprising because today’s ballot for this area of the county affects only a small subset of the community. 

Registered voters in what is known as Area 2 of the Gateway Unified School District Board will decide whether to elect Casey Bowden or Camille King to fill the District Board’s vacant, and hotly contested, fifth seat.