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2005 Elections

This newsletter was sent to SmartVoterNews on October 19, 2005:

SMART VOTER Presents Nonpartisan Election Information

Discussions are heating up as Californians debate the consequences of the various propositions slated for the special statewide election. The League of Women Voters of California's Smart Voter helps voters become more informed on these controversial ballot issues.

A one-stop shop for voters who want a variety and depth of resources, http://smartvoter.org serves up a full range of material. The League and the California Channel have teamed up to produce brief overviews of the eight propositions on video. For up-to-the-minute news articles, consult Smart Voter's “News and Analysis” section. The League's “Pros & Cons” put forth an impartial balance of arguments in favor of and against each proposition. Click on each proposition for more information.

Tell a Friend
One effective way to get out the vote is by your own personal contact. Choose a ballot issue that interests you and talk to or email a friend about the issue. Then multiply that one contact by ten. Refer them to Smart Voter.

Dates to Remember
* October 24 -- Last day to register to vote.
* November 1 -- Deadline for requesting an absentee ballot. Your application must arrive at your county elections office no later than 5 p.m. on November 1st.
* November 8 -- ELECTION DAY Absentee ballots must be received by the registrar no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. Mail it so it arrives by Election Day or drop it off at any polling place in your county by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Web Site Resources
Smart Voter: "Directory of California State Propositions" http://smartvoter.org/2005/11/08/ca/state/prop/

Easy Voter Guide -- http://easyvoter.org/   A nonpartisan resource for new voters and busy voters. Available in multiple languages.

The California Voter Foundation -- http://calvoter.org   Promoting and applying the responsible use of technology to improve the democratic process.

Tell a Friend about Smart Voter -- http://smartvoter.org/voter/email.html

Questions or comments? Send us your feedback. director@smartvoter.org


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