Voting

Resources and information on voting and elections in California and the United States

  • Voter Registration forms are available at:
    (Call ahead before you go.)
    • Local post offices
    • Libraries
    • City and County government offices. 

  • You can also register online


Stay Informed

  • MyGovernment
    Locate, research and contact your elected officials - federal, state and local. Library card & PIN required outside of the library
  • Registrar of Voters, County of Santa Clara
    Includes information on local elections, candidates, voter registration, polling places, absentee voting, and election results. For assistance call (408) 299-VOTE [8683]
     
  • 2014 California Voter Information Guide
    Get the main points and arguments for and against each proposition on California's ballot for the 2014 general election.
     
  • Project Vote Smart
    A national non-profit voluntary effort tracking and providing information; such as voting records, issue positions, campaign finances, and voter registration.

  • Smart Voter
    From the League of Women Voters of California, this site presents customized, non-partisan information on local and state ballot measures, candidate links, voter registration materials, past election results, and your personal ballot and polling location.
     
  • Easy Voter Guide
    From the League of Women Voters of California, this site presents nonpartisan information on local propositions, candidates, educational materials, voter registration information in different languages, and a printable guide. 

  • California Elections and Voter Information
    A directory of links on California ballot measures, candidates, elections, voter registration, and participation provided by the Secretary of State. 

  • Fact Check
    This nonpartisan nonprofit consumer advocate for voters monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major US political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.

  • Open Secrets
    From the Center for Responsive Politics, this non-partisan, non-profit research group tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy.

  • Polling Report
    This nonpartisan resource tracks the polls of American public opinion.
     
  • ServiceVote, Youth Service America
    This is an interactive website that is a hub for young people to engage in the political process by connecting with their peers, voters, and candidates.