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Election Information

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 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, 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
  • Texting Vote to GOVOTE (468683)

What's On The Ballot

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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

Guides in Other Languages

View the voter guide in other languages at

Who is Fiancing the Campaigns

Spending Limits
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

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.

Campaign Contributors
If you would like to know who is financing each of the campaigns, you can search campaign finance information at

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 website.

Results of Past Elections

Fast Election Facts

Click on any of the lines below to learn more about the topic...
How measures get on the ballot.
Taxes and how they fit into the state budget.
Differences between all of the different political parties.
Referendum Process.

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

For more information on elections 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.