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Elections & Voting: Home

Guide to information on U.S. and California elections and the voting process. Become a better informed voter!


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Poster by Shepard Fairey

True or False?

Not everything we read or hear on TV and radio is true. See the fact checkers at the bottom of this page to help you check the truth (or not) of political campaign claims.

Voting Rights

When the Constitution was written, only white male property owners had the right to vote. Check this Chronology of Voting Rights to see how things changed.


Welcome to our guide on U.S. elections and the voting process.

In order for a democracy to work effectively, its citizens must be educated and informed about issues of the day and about the candidates who run for office.

This guide offers information about elections and the voting process in the United States, about political parties, candidates for office, issues and propositions on which you'll be asked to vote, about who funds different candidates and propositions and other topics which will help you become a more informed voter.  We hope you find it useful!

The information below tells you how to get started by registering to vote. Then use the tabs at the top of this guide to gather the information that will help you make decisions about how you want to vote.

View information about California's November 4, 2014 election.   

(NOTE: To vote in California's November 2014 election, you must register to vote by October 20, 2014.)

Election night coverage and results are in column at right of this page.



How to Vote: Getting Started


Fact Checkers

You know we can't believe everything we read or see on TV. These nonpartisan fact checking websites will help you sift through political claims to determine how reliable they are.

NOV. 4, 2014 Election Night Coverage & Results

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