To our California family,
In preparation for the midterm election on November 8, we have prepared the following state voter guide to help you navigate and prepare for Election Day: where to vote; how to vote; and what’s on your ballot. We hope you find this guide helpful!
Please use this guide and share it with people who need it. An educated voter is a smart voter! Vote Smart!
Election Guide 2022:
Voter Registration Information:
Need to get registered, request an absentee ballot, or find your local polling place? All of that information and more can be found here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/voter-registration/CA
Need to contact your local election office for questions about your registration, ballot, polling place, or any other elections question? Find all their contact information here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/offices/CA
Congressional Elections: 52 seats for the U.S. House of Representatives and one seat for the U.S. Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Notable races include:
State Legislature Elections: 81 seats for the California House of Representatives and 21 seats for the California Senate are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Statewide Elections: Offices for Attorney General, Secretary of State, Controller, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Treasurer are up for election this year. See all the candidates running in these elections here:
Here are the statewide ballot measures appearing on your November ballot:
California Proposition 1, Right to Reproductive Freedom Amendment: Establish a right to reproductive freedom, including a right to an abortion and to choose or refuse contraceptives.
California Proposition 30, Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emissions Vehicles and Wildfire Prevention Initiative: Increases the tax on personal income above $2 million by 1.75% for individuals and married couples, with increased tax money going toward incentives for zero-emission car sales, charging stations, and wildfire prevention and suppression initiatives.
California Proposition 28, Art and Music K-12 Education Funding Initiative: Require a minimum source of annual funding for K-12 public schools, including charter schools, to fund arts education programs.
See the full list of all 2022 national statewide ballot measures here: https://justfacts.votesmart.org/elections/ballot-measures/2022
Happy Election Season!
The Vote Smart Team