Research March Elections With Web Site
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 9 (AScribe Newswire) -- California
voters are wading through lists of candidates and ballot
issues to prepare for the March 2 elections. The League
of Women Voters of California has readied SmartVoter.org
to offer voters objective background on the complex issues
and array of candidates that appear on this election's ballots
as well as information on what's new for the California
"It's important to make an informed decision in the
voting booth," said Robbie Davis, Chair of the League
of Women Voters of California Education Fund. "Smart
Voter provides Californians with both sides of an issue
before they cast their vote."
Voters can log on to the site to read other nonpartisan
information about the elections in their communities including
state, county and municipal propositions and candidates.
March 2 contest information includes candidates in State
Assembly, State Senate and U.S. Congress, and as well as
local contests in various cities and districts throughout
The League aims to educate voters and explain complex
procedures in easy to understand terms.
Smart Voter showcases "My Ballot." Voters input
their address to find their polling place and receive a
customized ballot including measures and candidates running
for elected positions in their areas.
Because the March election is a primary election, many
voters who are registered "decline to state" can
request to vote a party ballot. The site boasts a powerful
feature in the "party" pull-down that answers
voters' questions on what they can expect when voting a
"party" or "decline to state" ticket.
The feature allows voters to view candidates by political
party for a particular ballot.
Smartvoter.org provides a means for all candidates in
participating counties to publish information about themselves
and their candidacy directly to voters and without cost.
"SmartVoter.org is a virtual library of election
information that will open the Internet door to a world
of knowledge for voters," said Davis.
For additional information, Smart Voter links voters to
related newspaper articles, local measure sites and more
To access Smart Voter, visit http://smartvoter.org.