Making Democracy Work


Get informed with our election resources including Smart Voter, California Ballot Measure Pros & Cons, and the Easy Voter Guide.

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

Local Candidate Forums

The League is sponsoring candidate forums for the November 3, 2015 local elections. The League maintains a strict nonpartisan policy when participating in candidate or issue forums. Forums moderated by the League of Women Voters are conducted using League procedures and provide an opportunity for the voters to hear and question the candidates.
  • Sequoia High School Board Member: Wed., Sept. 23, 7:00-8:30pm, Birch Conference Room, Sequoia Union High School Dist., 480 James Ave, Redwood City
  • Redwood City Council: Thurs., Sept. 24, 7:00-8:30pm, Redwood City Council Chambers, 1017 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City
  • Redwood City School District Board Member: Tue., Sept. 29, 7:00-8:30pm, District Office Board Room, 750 Bradford St, Redwood City
  • Woodside Elementary School District Board Member: Thurs., Oct. 1, 10:00-11:30am, Woodside Elementary School, 3195 Woodside Rd, Wildcats Room #39, Woodside

  • We need volunteers: moderators, question card collectors, and time keepers. Please contact Ellen Hope if interested ( or 650-839-8647). Diana Post, Director, Candidate Forms, LWVSSMC,

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.

Voter Information

Smart Voter

Smart Voter: 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 Smart Voter

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.

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.