Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
LWV Placer County would be happy to come to your club, neighborhood, church or house to explain ballot propositions for the 2016 elections and answer your questions. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-888-7161.
Register to Vote
If you have already registered to vote, you do not need to reregister unless you change your name, home address or if you want to change your political party.
You can register if you are 16 or 17 years old on paper for future voting. You must be 18 years old to register online and to vote.
See information about registering to vote in California: deadlines, cost, requirements, how to register, political parties, registration drives, living overseas, etc.
You can register to vote online at Registertovote.ca.gov, or pick up a registration form at local post offices and libraries and at the Placer County Elections Office at 2956 Richardson Dr, Auburn. You can call Placer County Elections office at 530)885-5650to have a form mailed to you.
Click to check your registration status
November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election
Click Here to see Joyce Beeman, Karen Enghusen, and Lynne Snyder talk about the 17 ballot Propositions.
The League of Women Voters California Educational Fund has released the Easy Voter Guide for the November election. Click to access the Easy Voter Guide
Simple, clear and unbiased explanations of the Pros & Cons of the 17 Ballot Propositions can be read in Spanish or English by clicking to download these files:
English Ballot Measure Pros & Cons
Spanish Ballot Measure Pros & Cons
More comprehensive information on each measure including what the proponents and opposition are saying is at What is on the Ballot and can be found at this CA Votes link
The Legislative Analysts Office has released their unbiased report on the 17 Ballot Propositions at LAO Analysis
Another source for impartial information is Ballotopedia
Where is Your Polling Location?
You can find your polling place by:
- Checking the back cover of the sample ballot booklet mailed to you by the Placer County Elections office.
- Calling (800)345-VOTE (8683)
- Online at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place
- Texting Vote to GOVOTE (468683)
What's On The Ballot
Get ready to vote on June 7 with Voter's Edge California
- Use your address to get a personalized ballot.
- Get in-depth info on candidates, measures, and who supports them.
- Check where, when, and how to vote.
- Keep track of your choices and use them to vote.
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See what will appear on all California ballots at this Secretary of State link.
How to Vote
The Easy Voter Guide
helps new voters and busy voters learn about how to vote and what will be on the ballot in statewide elections. It also helps people learn how to make change in their community.
See more information on How to Vote in California: preparing to vote, voting (in person, by mail, if you've moved), voting rights, take a friend to vote, results of past elections, etc.
There is more helpful information for first-time voters at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-california
Guides in Other Languages
View the voter guide in other languages at votersguide.sos.ca.gov
Who is Fiancing the Campaigns
State Senate candidates may spend no more than $846,000 in the primary election and State Assembly candidates may spend no more than $564,000. A list of candidates who accepted California's voluntary campaign spending limits is available at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/candidate-statements
California's voluntary campaign spending limits do not apply to candidates for federal offices including Presiden, U.S.Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives.
If you would like to know who is financing each of the campaigns, you can search campaign finance information at powersearch.sos.ca.gov
When any person or group supports or opposes candidates or ballot measure and raise at least $1 million, they must report its their top 10 contributors to the California Fair
Political Practices Commission (FPPC). They must update the top 10 list when there is any change. These lists are available on the FPPC website
LWV California Position on November Ballot Measures
See LWV California's recommendations on the November Ballot Propositions by clicking here
Live Election Results
Watch live election results after polls close on Election Day here
Placer County Elections Website
Click here to see Placer County Elections
Results of Past Elections
Fast Election Facts
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How measures get on the ballot
Taxes and how they fit into the state budget
Differences between all of the different political parties
Why do we elect judges?
Electing judges is done differently than other elected officials. Learn more about how to evaluate judges on the ballot by clicking here
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: preparing to vote, voting (in person, by mail, if you've moved), voting rights, take a friend to vote, results of past elections, etc.