California Online Voter Guide 2002 -- A Project of the California Voter Foundation

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February 26, 2002: New Archive of Campaign Promises Debuts on the Web
February 22, 2002: The California Voter Foundation's "Election Song" Debuts on the Web!
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About The California Online Voter Guide

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 eighth edition, the Primary 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 seven 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!

This page first published February 26, 2002 -- final update May 10, 2002