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2006 Elections

This newsletter was sent to SmartVoterNews on October 24, 2006:

Smart Voter Comes to New York

Smart Voter welcomes New York state and Westchester County, New York, to the list of California and Ohio counties providing candidate information. This is the first time New York voters can make the difficult job of deciding among candidates seem like a breeze by using Smart Voter.

Audio and Video Coverage Grows

Smart Voter has made interviews and debates available for statewide candidates for several election cycles. Voter Minutes on the state propositions are a popular feature for this election.

Now, local Leagues are taking advantage of the opportunity to stream debates or parts of them for their own local candidates. The Berkeley League has posted links to videos of the two-minute opening candidate statements for municipal offices including, for example, that of Mayor. LWV Los Angeles County has streamed interviews of judges vying for Superior Court.

Help America Vote Act

The Help America Vote Act is to be fully implemented in this election cycle. Learn how the new laws may affect you. Visit What's New? A report on California's compliance is on the Secretary of State's site.

A report from The Century Foundation looks at what progress has been made in eliminating barriers to voting in ten states and offers recommendations.



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