2016 VOTER ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES
CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE
The California Secretary of State is the state’s chief election official and has overall responsibility for the supervision of elections. While each county is responsible for the administration of election within their jurisdiction, the Secretary of State prepares and publishes information on federal and state candidates and ballot measures. An on-line voter guide with a section devoted to state ballot measures is also produced. It can be located here:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY REGISTRAR- RECORDER/ COUNTY CLERK
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is responsible for administering State and county elections and many, though not all, jurisdictions within Los Angeles County. Residents may find out about their registration status, determine their polling location, request vote by mail ballots, local ballot measures and early voting opportunities at the office website, located here:
I SIDE WITH
Take the 2016 Political Quiz provided by ISideWith.com. By answering key questions on a range of public policy issues, participants can see with which political party they are likely to identify. Participants are asked a series of questions on a range of social, environmental, economic, domestic, foreign, healthcare, immigration, science, electoral, criminal justice and education policy issues. Survey questions include reproductive rights, affirmative action, voter ID, military spending and many others. Survey questions include a link to basic background information that helps to explain the issue. Current public opinion is also provided through another link and survey participants may also make comments.
SeePolitical is an educational resource that produces easily understood, unbiased animations intended demystifying ballot propositions by creating original content that explains the electoral process. Ever-declining voter turnout and lack of civic engagement coupled with the demand for digital content makes SeePolitical a vital voter tool for the modern lifestyle and among Millennials. A recent short video explain how we pick our president https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojELcKHdwvA and the electoral college https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peOB-SVd1yM . SeePolitical is currently producing short animations that help to explain many of California’s 17 statewide measures that will be on the November ballot.
THE CALIFORNIA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
The California League of Women Voters publishes an Easy Voter Guide. The 16-page Easy Voter Guide offers unbiased, easy-to-read ballot measure and election information for the November 8 Presidential Election for new and busy voters. All 17 statewide ballot measures are covered. Guides may be available to order for distribution before the election.
See more at: https://cavotes.org/
California Choices is a collaborative effort by Next 10 and the Institute of Government Studies at UC Berkeley. The website is designed to provide a better understanding of the challenges that California faces and to provide nonpartisan information to educate voters on the statewide initiatives included on the California ballot.
You can learn more at: https://www.californiachoices.org