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2002 Elections

This newsletter was emailed to our Smart Voter News distribution list on February 13, 2002:

League Election Materials on Smart Voter for March 5, 2002

California voters are wading through lists of candidates and ballot issues to prepare for the March 5 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 California's primaries.

"It's important to make an informed decision in the voting booth," said Trudell Een, Project Director for Smart Voter. "Smart Voter provides Californians with both sides of an issue before they cast their vote."

The League of Women Voters of California has unveiled its extensive Smart Voter web site for the March election. This includes a brief biography of each candidate along with their three top priorities, position papers, endorsements and their photos. Smart Voter also has the League's widely-acclaimed nonpartisan "Pros & Cons on the State Ballot Measures," along with voter registration information.

"In Depth," the League's comprehensive guide to the ballot measures, is also available as well as links to the "Easy Reading Voter Guide." The "Easy Reading Voter Guide" is a simplified and abbreviated version of "Pros & Cons," written at the 6th grade reading level.

For additional information, Smart Voter also links voters with related newspaper articles, local measure sites and more election sites. To access Smart Voter, visit >http://smartvoter.org<.


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