Making Democracy Work

Elections and Voting

Voter's Edge California Voter's Edge California: Find information on Upcoming Elections, Registering to Vote, Finding your Polling Place, and much more.

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name? Do you have other questions? Start here.

  • Are you registered? The Santa Clara Registrar of Voters knows.
  • Register to vote online with the California Secretary of State. The deadline to register or re-register to vote is 15 days before an election.
  • Registering to Vote in California. LWV California provides information about how to register, deadlines, requirements, political parties, registration drives, living overseas, and much more.

Voter Information

Voter's Edge California Voter's Edge California: find your complete ballot for elections with nonpartisan information about candidates and ballot measures. And your polling place. You will save time by using Voter's Edge to find consolidated and well organized online information. Also, archives are available to show results of previous elections.

Did you vote by mail?

Elections in California provides information on preparing to vote, voting (in person, by mail, if you've moved), voting rights, taking a friend to vote, results of past elections, etc.

Speakers' Bureau Presentations

Laura Grybos and Tat Blesch on ATV

At election time, League members engage in voter service activities such as cable TV broadcasts. Typically, League members present the Pros and Cons of ballot measures. In the photo shown here, members introduced the Smart Voter website to the Arab American Cultural Center in San Jose. This is only one example of the presentations given by League members. See our calendar.

Candidate Forums

Why do we sponsor forums?

Educated and informed voters are the key to our democracy. We work to educate voters about candidates in thousands of federal, state and local races each year, and we also distribute millions of educational materials about state and local elections rules. In an effort to foster civic engagement and provide needed information to voters, League members host hundreds of candidate and forums across the country each year and provide straightforward information on candidates and ballot issues. Through both print and online resources, , we equip millions of voters with essential information about the election process in each state, including polling place hours and locations, ballot information, early or absentee voting rules, voter registration deadlines.

Candidate forums are one of the only opportunities voters have to listen to candidates offer more than just a brief sound bite. Forums provide an opportunity to hear what candidates are saying and to form your own opinions of the candidates + based on your own observations. They also provide an opportunity to become engaged in the political process by using critical and analytical abilities in examining the candidates. (Adapted from LWVUS) The League of Women Voters San Jose/ Santa Clara partners with local neighborhood associations, Cities, parent organizations, and diverse community groups to sponsor Candidate Forums If you are interested please contact LWVSJSC Voter Service.