About The California Online Voter
The California Online Voter Guide is a clearinghouse
of election information and web site links produced by the California Voter Foundation
for every statewide election since 1994. Now in its ninth edition, the General 2002
voter guide provides nonpartisan information on California propositions and statewide,
congressional, and state legislative contests.
This guide is a trustworthy portal through which voters can explore the rich and
growing election resources the Internet now offers. We know people are busy. And
we know people are confused about elections. It's no wonder -- there are so many
choices to make. Thanks to the Internet, making informed decisions is now possible
for California voters. There is a lot of great information online, and CVF's voter
guide will help you find it.
The initial source material for this guide is the Certified List of Candidates and
the official California Voter Information Guide, both produced by the Secretary of
State. With this information, CVF contacted every California statewide, legislative,
and congressional candidate, as well as every proposition campaign, to collect updated
campaign contact information and the addresses for official campaign web sites. The
guide is co-edited, produced and maintained by CVF executive director Saskia Mills
and CVF president Kim Alexander.
Within this guide you'll find hundreds of links to official campaign web sites, phone
numbers for campaign offices, campaign contribution information that will help you
"follow the money", and resources to help you get involved in the election
process. What you won't find in the California Online Voter Guide is important, too
-- there are no banner ads, no annoying java scripts, nothing fancy or flashing --
just basic information. You don't have to register to use our guide, you don't have
to pay anything, and we're not going to set any "cookies" into your browser
and track your political interests. What we will do is guide you through most of
your ballot choices and hopefully, at the end, you'll feel confident and prepared
to vote on Election Day.
About the California Voter Foundation
The California Voter Foundation is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated
to advancing new technologies to improve democracy. We believe that we can make democracy
better by providing the public with better access to the information and tools we
all need to participate in politics and government. As a 501(c)(3) organization,
we are required by law to be nonpartisan, and after producing eight previous Internet
voter guides, we're proud to say that the organization's independence and fairness
has yet to be called into question. We plan to keep it that way. More information
about CVF is available.
How You Can Help
You can help CVF shine a light on California politics by signing up to become
a member. It's fast, it's easy, it doesn't cost very much, and your dollars will
go far with CVF!
You can also help by giving us your feedback and suggestions, and
by helping CVF get the word out about our web site and voter guide. Please invite
your friends to visit www.calvoter.org!