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For Immediate Release:  Monday, May 7, 2012
Contact:  Kim Alexander
916-441-2494, Helps Californians Prepare for June 5th Statewide Primary

New nonpartisan guide helps voters learn about candidates, propositions

Sacramento, CA – Today the California Voter Foundation (CVF) debuted its new California Online Voter Guide to help Californians prepare to vote in the upcoming Primary election. The guide is online at

“California voters are facing some major changes this election year,” said CVF president Kim Alexander. “Voters are learning about their new political districts and voting in a new “top two open primary” voting process, both of which are resulting in more competitive legislative and congressional contests across the state,” she noted.

CVF’s new online guide provides voters with comprehensive information about all federal and state candidates and contests on California’s June ballot. The guide includes listings of every presidential, congressional and legislative candidate, including their web site and email addresses. The guide also covers Proposition 28, which would change California’s term limits law, and Proposition 29, which would impose new cigarette taxes, featuring key information from the state voter information guide as well as top donors, news coverage and endorsements. 

Other valuable voter resources include a Voting FAQ, covering topics such as voting by mail and registering to vote, a directory of county election offices that includes direct links to online tools voters can use to verify their registration status, tips on how to “follow the money” and links to other reliable election information sources.

The California Online Voter Guide was first produced and published by CVF in 1994, and is now in its 21st edition. “We know voters are busy and looking for reliable online information that can help them make informed choices,” Alexander said.  “We’re happy to provide it at”

The California Voter Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization working to improve the election process so that it better serves the needs and interests of voters.  CVF’s 2012 voter outreach projects are supported by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation. 



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