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Those Confusing State Ballot Measures

Tis the season to get ready for voting and as usual California voters are faced with those awkwardly worded state ballot measures.  There are eleven this time and some of them seemed designed to cancel each other out, others look very familiar because they have been before us in the past, and some just seem wacky.  Here are some links to some helpful sites as well as places that will be hosting in person explanations.

Online copy of the Easy Voter Guide  for the Novemeber 6 election.

League of Women Voters Pro Con Sessions in west Santa Clara County

Podcast (the audio portion) of the Pro Con Session held at Sunnyvale Public Library

Confused by the terms propostion, measure, initiative and referendum.  KCET, the public broadcasting station in Los Angeles, has a simple explanation for you.


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Vote Today! Polls open 7am-8pm

voteToday is Election Day in the USA!  If you’re not one of the thousands who have already voted early or voted by mail, polls in Santa Clara County will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Voter turnout is expected to reach record numbers in this historic election, so make sure your voice is heard and vote today.

If you want to find your polling place, check your registration status, or even track the status of your vote by mail ballot, you can do so at the Registrar of Voters web site here.

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Last Day to Register to Vote Oct. 20

A reminder that in Santa Clara County, the last day to register to vote for the November 4 Presidential Election is this coming Monday, October 20.

We have voter registration forms here at the Library, next to the Information Desk.  You can also obtain information or download a form at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters website,

Additional information about voting in California and the numerous candidates and measures on this fall’s ballot can be found at the California Secretary of State’s Elections website,

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