A non-partisan quick guide to Primary and General election. Guides for the June Primary Election and the November General Election are published approximately 1-1 1/2 months before each respective election. Archives of past guides are available at this site.
Nonpartisan, objective information on state-wide candidates and ballot measures that will enable more Californians to participate in the public conversation about them.
"The FPPC collects thousands of forms and reports that contain important information about public officials. The transparency portal is designed to promote the accessibility of this vital data" and includes tools such as 'Top Contributor Lists' and 'Behested Payments.'
California Secretary of State web site provides elections and voter information on state propositions, -- titles and summaries, impartial analyses of the ballot measures, potential costs to taxpayers, arguments in favor of and against ballot measures; also candidate statements, and information on campaign finance & lobbying.
Register to vote OR verify your voter registration. During an election find your polling place, look-up a sample ballot, request a vote-by-mail ballot and more such as maps and other election data.
PolitiFact California engages in fact-checking journalism by examining and researching statements by California elected officials, candidates and others who speak on matters of public importance and then rates them for accuracy.
Voter's Edge California
Voter’s Edge California is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in the state of California. "It provides top-to-bottom ballot and campaign finance information in one easy-to-use site, giving voters instant access to political information…." It a joint project of the League of Women Voters and MapLight.
Ballotpedia is the online encyclopedia of American politics and elections whose goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government while being firmly committed to neutrality. Its Public Policy Project looks at major policy issues being discussed and implemented throughout the United States on a state by state basis.
"A nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters, Factcheck monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases."
OpenSecrets.org is the nation's premier website tracking the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. It is produced and published by the Center for Responsive Politics.
PolitiFact is an independent fact-checking journalism website that examines and researches statements by elected officials, candidates, politicians, advocacy groups and others who speak on matters of public importance and then rates them for accuracy.
Includes candidate biographies, voting records, issue positions, interest group ratings, public statements, and campaign financing information.
Updated: September 29, 2016