Polls don’t win elections. Votes do.
* Your ballot will look different this year: think 7’s.
* Share this Voter Guide with family and friends.
* Above all — VOTE!
Your ballot will look different this year
Why? This is the first year for open primaries – your ballot will LOOK DIFFERENT. Your incumbent may not be listed because of redistricting. You may see two Democrats or two Republicans running for the same seat.
Recall that Prop. 20 of 2010 upheld the redistricting process and the State Supreme Court referred the Redistricting Commission’s plan to a referendum – that is Prop. 40. In all honesty, we were nervous about the redistricting process, but the Citizens Redistricting Commission did a good job.
New this year is your ability to register to vote online. We all have until Oct. 22 to register at registertovote.ca.gov. The process is pretty easy. Have your driver's license number ready.
Voter checklist – think 7’s
Mail-In voters: Mail your ballot within 7 days of receiving it OR a MINIMUM of 7 working days PRIOR to the election. Why? Budget cuts have slowed mail delivery in many places, and you want your vote to count!
If you don’t cast your ballot via the mail within those 7 days, WALK your ballot in to any polling place or county election office. For details, contact your county election office or visit cta.org/elections.
All the state Voter Information Guides are to be mailed by Oct. 16, so read yours carefully. Use this Voter Guide and the Information Guide to make good choices that will support California public schools, enhance teaching and learning, and protect the middle class.
Know that your colleagues consider and recommend to you the candidates and issue positions listed in this guide. CTA's recommendation process is outlined in this guide.
Vote in advance and make your vote count! Once you’ve reviewed this Voter Guide, share it with neighbors or use it as a discussion guide.