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View our recent press releases and statements to the public.

Public Statement
August 26, 2011

Dear Speaker Pérez:

The League of Women Voters of California urges you to allow SB 641 to be sent from the Appropriations Committee to the Assembly floor for debate and vote. This bill, as Senator Calderon proposes to amend it, would allow eligible citizens to register and vote at official locations on election day or during the 14-day period leading up to election day, a process dubbed same day registration and voting.

Public Statement
August 24, 2011

Dear Senator Kehoe:

The League of Women Voters of California (LWVC) is pleased to support AB 591 (Wieckowski), as amended July 7. This is a community right-to-know bill that would require operators of oil and natural gas wells to provide information on hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) to the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources, for publication on the division’s Web site where it is available to the public as well as to DOGGR and other agencies.

Public Statement
August 15, 2011

As the Citizens Redistricting Commission formally adopts its final
redistricting maps today, the League of Women Voters of California congratulates
both the commissioners and the state of California on a job well done. “The
voters put their trust in a new redistricting process when they passed
Proposition 11 in November 2008, and the commission has more than fulfilled that
trust,” stated LWVC President Jennifer A. Waggoner. “This citizen-driven process


Check out these creative videos by community college students submitted in a "Why Vote?" contest sponsored by the League of Women Voters of CA Education Fund, the Foundation for CA Community Colleges, and the Student Senate for CA Community Colleges. 


This interactive tool created by the National Conference of State Legislatures organization allows you to click on a state to see what the current state law says about voter identification regulations.




! Collaborate with other local nonprofits
! Set date, time, and place for the forum
! Decide on a forum format
! Develop a forum budget and stick to it

! Send invitations to candidates
! Make preliminary media contact

! Begin volunteer recruitment
! Select a moderator
! Follow up on candidate invites
! Develop a strategy for turnout


What are the "ID Requirements" for Voting Under HAVA?

Section 303 (b) of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) sets forth requirements
for some voters to provide ID to vote.

Implementation of the specifics of this requirement can be quite complicated
for election officials, but in general: If a voter registers to vote in a county
on or after January 1, 2003, the registration is
by mail, and the voter has not previously voted in that county, then the voter
must either provide ID when he or she registers or provide ID when he or she


Here are the California Secretary of State's Office answers questions about the State's ID requirement for voting under the Help America Vote Act. When does a voter need to provide ID?

Public Statement
July 29, 2011

The Citizens Redistricting Commission ( is
preparing to publish its final maps today, the culmination of seven months of
extremely hard work. The League of Women Voters of California applauds the work
of both the commissioners and the public. Unlike redistricting in the past, this
process has been open, transparent and participatory—a true citizen-driven
process. “We are confident that this first-ever commission will be a model for

Public Statement
July 29, 2011

For Immediate Release                            Contact: Chris Carson, 818-840-0417

July 29, 2011                                               Helen Hutchison, 510-332-6252



League of Women Voters Celebrates Momentous Step in Redistricting Reform for California