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Voter Information


Information about voter registration and voting, your ballot for the next election and archives of candidate statements in past elections.

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

See information about registering to vote in California: deadlines, cost, requirements, how to register, political parties, registration drives, living overseas, etc.

Monterey County Elections

Also, Monterey County Elections covers voter registration and local election information.

Voter Forums

Election Related Forums

City of Pacific Grove (cosponsored with the PG Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, September 8th
Bill Kampe and Dan Miller

CITY COUNCIL (three seats)
Alan Cohen, Cynthia Gareld, Robert Huitt, Andrew Kubica, Jenny Mcadams, and Nicholas W. Smith

City of Seaside (cosponsored with the NAACP Monterey County and Sustainable Seaside)
Tuesday, October 4th
Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside CA 93955
6:30-7:00 Information tables; submit written questions for candidates
7:00-8:30 candidate forum
Felix Bachofner, Kay Cline, Ralph Rubio, and Gertrude Smith
CITY COUNCIL (two seats)
Kayla Jones, Ian Oglesby, and Dave Pacheco

Voter Information

Voter's Edge California

Voter's Edge: Key in your address and zip code, see the contests on your ballot. Then click away and find information on candidates and ballot measures -- from the League and other nonpartisan sources. Archives of past elections available with election results. Go to Voter's Edge>

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.


Easy Voter Guide 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

How To Pick A Candidate

Need help deciding which candidate to vote for? Read "Judge a Candidate" from the League of Women Voters of the U.S.

Open Congress

Want information on legislation in Congress? See the "official government data with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind each bill" at OpenCongress

Mock Elections for Students

As part of voter education, each primary and general election, the Leagues of Women Voters of the Salinas Valley and of the Monterey Peninsula provide a Mock Election for grades 4-12 in Monterey and San Benito Counties. We have curricular materials for teachers that help meet the California Public Schools Content Standards. More information, helpful links, and teaching materials are available on the Mock Election website.