Upcoming Elections

For all elections after March 1, 2016, please go to Voter's Edge California., the next generation of Smart Voter, a joint project of the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and MapLight.


Past Elections on Smart Voter

Smart Voter offers comprehensive coverage of elections in California and some other states from 1997 through Feb. 23, 2016 including results.

See archives for all past elections.

About Our Coverage

Our goal is to provide the best nonpartisan information about all contests on your ballot to help you make an informed decision.

All candidates in participating counties in California are offered free web space to help inform voters.

We list the contests in an election and open our system for candidate input no sooner than about one week after the elections offices have finalized their official list of contests and ballot measures.

Candidates may change their web pages until 24 hours before the polls close.

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