Making Democracy Work

Voter's Toolbox

Resources for Voters!

  • Helpful Websites to Visit during the Election
  • Become an Informed Voter!
  • You Can Vote Smarter!
  • Voting Guide for Person with a Criminal History
  • Check out the California Secretary of State's website for detailed info on the ballot measures.
  • Check out CA Secretary of State's website for the Voter Bill of Rights as well as the ADA for information about voting rights for the disabled.
  • To learn which political districts you live in and who represents you, go to Who Represents Oakland
  • Open Disclosure California
  • The League of Women Voters Education Fund conducts voter service and citizen education activities. It is a nonpartisan nonprofit public policy educational organization, which builds citizen participation in the democratic process, studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner, and enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management. Check out the LWVEF for CA voter information!
  • Ballot Information!

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    Voters Edge: Key in your address and zip code, see the contests on your ballot. Voter's Edge California provides unbiased, in-depth voting information on candidates, ballot measures, campaign funding info and a high quality Spanish translation for State and Federal races. All of the League Voter Service publications are on Voter's Edge California, including the Pros & Cons and the Easy Voter Guide.
    How should ballot measures be evaluated? Find out here!

    Easy Voter Guide PicOakland Easy Voter Guide: Find information about local ballot measures and candidates. Look for the local Easy Voter Guide at your local library and in the East Bay Express!

    Check out the Oakland Easy Voter Guide in Chinese and the Oakland Easy Voter Guide in Spanish!

    California Easy Voter Guide: For statewide voter information check out the Easy Voter Guide in English and Spanish!"



    Look at 2016 LWVO Candidate Forums and videos here!

    Watch videos of 2016 LWVO-sponsored Candidate Forums on our Youtube Channel!

    Register to Vote!

    Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

    You can Register online or at the Register at the DMV, post offices, or libraries.

    Check out our calendar for upcoming Voter Registration and Info Days where we will be registering voters and providing voting information!

    LWVO Registers Voters!

    [Error: Bad image reference 2016taylor_church_voterreg.jpg] LWVO registered voters at Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church in September 2016, with Pastor Anthony Jenkins, Sr.


    LWVO participated in "A Fair Chance to Advance" community resource fair held Saturday February 20 at The West Oakland Youth Center. Louise Anderson, Meg Bowerman, and Lois Brubeck of LWVBAE were available to register voters and provide general information. Services were available to help formerly incarcerated persons with Prop 47 information and legal advice.



    LWVO registers voters at the Islamic Cultural Center in downtown Oakland

    Know Your Rights! Tips from the National Immigration Law Center

    Many of our members and the communities we serve have expressed uncertainty and worry about the future of our immigrant communities in Oakland.

    The Oakland League has been part of many community conversations. We want to share with you valuable resources from our friends at the National Immigration Law Center. You can share these resources with students, parents, educators, friends and family who might have questions. Know Your Rights!
    Thanks to the LWV Los Angeles!