About This Election
On Tuesday, November 7, 2000, millions of Californians will head to the polls
to cast ballots in hundreds of contests. Polls open at 7 a.m., and close at 8 p.m.
Voters who aren't sure they can make it to the polls should sign up to get an absentee
ballot so you can vote by mail. For more information about voting in California,
see the California Voter Foundation's "Voting
Questions and Answers".
What's on the Ballot?
In the 2000 General election, we have a Presidential election, eight state propositions,
one U.S. Senate seat up, 52 contests for the House of Representatives, and 100 legislative
contests. Depending on where you live, and when your city or county conducts elections,
you may have local races and measures on your ballot as well.
Every registered voter should receive an Official Sample Ballot in the mail, which
is sent to you by your county election office. This booklet includes an application
for an absentee ballot, and tells you which political districts you live in and where
your polling place is located. California voters also receive an official Voter Information
Guide from the Secretary of State that features information on the state propositions
and much more. These two official booklets provide the basic information you need
to prepare to vote. If you haven't received these booklets in the mail, contact your
local county election office.