Election Archives of LWV Cupertino-Sunnyvale
"A well informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny."
~ Thomas Jefferson
Information Sources for the
General Election: November 6, 2018
Live Forums and Proposition Pro/Cons
Check out these pages on our site for more information, including links to online videos:
Voter's Edge Website
- Access your personalized ballot for only your districts, just enter your address on the first page,
- Get in-depth information on candidates,state-wide propositions, and local measures including who supports them.
- View candidate info; including biographies, top priorities, answers to questions, photos, policy videos, endorsements, and detailed information about who funds their campaigns.
- Get unbiased explanations of propositions and local measures, including who supports, opposes, and funds them
- Check where, when, and how to vote, including information on your local polling location
Quick & Easy Voter Guide
- basic job descriptions for the California state and federal offices in this election
- condensed descriptions and pro/con on the 11 statewide propositions
- other information about voting in California
Voter Information Guide
The Official Voter Information Guide (VIG) for the November 2018 General Election, published by the California Secretary of State, is now available:
- As a PDF for download
- As a Mobile VIG: If you are a Santa Clara County resident you can access the guide, and even more election information, on your cell phone using the free SCCVOTE Mobile App, available in the Apple App store and at Google Play.
- On paper: This year's Voter Guide, automatically mailed to every registered voter, is almost 100 pages long!
- You can help make Santa Clara county green by opting out of receiving the paper copy.
Go to the County Voter Information Guide Delivery Options page and change your option.
Other Online Election Resources
- State Election Page
- Find Your Polling Place, Check registration, ...
- California League of Women Voters Site
About the June 2018 Election:
- The information from the June 2018 Primary Election has been moved to our Election Archives page.
- Results of the June 2018 Primary Election can be found on the Santa Clara County election results page.
June 5, 2018 - California Primary Election
Looking for good sources of information while you're getting ready to vote?
1. Voter's Edge Website
The California League's election website, Voter’s Edge California, is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in California.
Voter's Edge is your one-stop shop for election research:
2. Propositions - Vote with the League
Yes, we are totally nonpartisan regarding political parties and candidates.
If you'd like to see our recommendations about the five Propositions you'll be voting on, go to http://cavotes.org./vote/elections/ballot-recommendations. For each Proposition, click on Read more to find lots of information about the League Positions that have informed our recommendation.
3. Propositions - Nonpartisan Pros & Cons
The League's Pros & Cons site provides a nonpartisan explanation of state propositions, with supporting and opposing arguments. The arguments come from many sources and are not limited to those presented in the Official Voter Information Guide.
4. League-Sponsored Candidate Forums
As part of its mission to provide non-partisan political information, Leagues provide live forums where all candidates for an office are invited to answer questions from the public.
For the June 6 2018 election, the five candidates for Santa Clara County Sheriff participated in aspecial election forum presented by the Santa Clara County League of Women Voters. Recorded May 16, 2018 at the Cupertino Community Hall, it's available on YouTube.
5. Easy Voter Guide
The League's Easy Voter Guide provides voters who are new, or just very busy, with condensed, user-friendly, nopartisan infomation about statewide elections. It covers
The Easy Voter Guide is available online in:
Or you can pick up a free printed Easy Voter Guide from your public library.
6. California Voter Information Guide
The Official Voter Information Guide for the June primary, published by the California Secretary of State, is now available online.
The State of California has already mailed it in hardcopy to all registered voters, at their registered address.
Check out the California League's Position on the Propositions
As a non-partisan organization, our Leagues never take positions on parties or candidates. However, the League does take positions on ballot measures, based on our current policy positions and League principles. These policy positions and principles are developed based on grassroots member study and consensus. See the California League of Women Voters' positions on these measures.
PROPOSITION 68 - California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act (SB 5)
If approved, this bond measure would authorize California to issue general obligation bonds, with the money used to finance:
If approved, this constitutional amendment would:
If approved, this constitutional amendment would, beginning January 1 2024:
Background: California has a history of climate change legislation going back over 30 years. It includes:
If approved, Proposition 71 would provide that:
Background: Currently, an initiative that is approved takes effect the day after the election, unless the measure provides otherwise. Election results are not officially certified until five weeks after the election. While most election results are clear shortly after election day, that is not always the case.
If approved, this measure would allow:
Background: Rainwater capture systems catch, store and use otherwise wasted rain water for landscape irrigation and similar uses, saving more conventional water for personal use.