Your Vote Is Your Voice
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls works with various nonpartisan organizations to amplify the resources available designed to make voting easy and accessible. One such resource is the League of Women Voters® of California Education Fund and the California State Library Easy Resource Guide.
The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund in partnership with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus and NALEO Educational Fund have also produced an informative digital Toolkit with graphics and information designed to share to help answer questions about voting and encourage everyone to use their voice at the ballot box.
“Though it has been nearly 100 years since women won the right to vote, the effort to increase female representation, both in numbers and in ethnic diversity, is a journey that will continue to exist both at the state and national level.
As of 2019, approximately 31% of the California State Legislature is female.
According to figures from the National Conference of State Legislatures, women made up 25.4% of all state legislators in 2018. With the help of prominent civil rights activists, Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta, and new activists and leaders, the work of reaching equality in representation continues.”
The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls works to ensure that every woman knows that, Your Vote Is Your Voice! We are proud to work with the California Secretary of State’s Office and community groups to amplify the resources available designed to make voting easy and accessible.
2022 California Primary Information
- All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the June 7, 2022, Primary Election.
- The last day to register to vote for the June 7, 2022, Primary Election is May 23, 2022.
- Your county elections office will begin mailing ballots by May 9, 2022.
- Your primary Election ballot will include candidates for U.S. Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Member of State Board of Equalization, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, U.S. Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Assembly Member, as well as other local candidates.
- There are two contests for U.S. Senate on this ballot. You can vote for both contests.
Return your vote-by-mail ballot by mail with prepaid postage as long as it’s postmarked on or before Election day and received by June 14, 2022, or in-person to a secure ballot drop box, to a voting location or your county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on June 7, 2022. In-person voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance to those who need it. Vote centers open in all Voter’s Choice Act counties on May 28, 2022.
3 Ways to Vote:
Vote By Mail
You can ﬁll it in and mail it back as soon as you receive it. No stamp? No problem. Mail your ballot back early.
Drop Off Your Ballot
You can drop off your ballot at any voting location in your county. Some counties will also offer secure drop off locations. For details and locations check caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov. If you decide to drop off your ballot, you must drop it off no later than 8PM on Election Day.
Vote In Person
In certain counties you can vote at any voting location. other counties you must visit a special assigned voting location. Early voting, starting before Election Day, will be available in some locations. Find your voting location at Find My Polling Place.
Center For American Women in Politics: Resources
The CAWP Women Elected Officials Database
The CAWP Women Elected Officials Database represents the most complete collection of information anywhere in the world about women elected officials in the United States. The database includes full historical listings for women who have held office at the congressional, statewide elected executive, and state legislative levels nationwide.
CAWP Women Elected Officials Database. New Brunswick, NJ: Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, https://cawpdata.rutgers.edu/
The “Your Vote is Your Voice” campaign showcases women across California who remind us that our power is in our collective contributions at the ballot box. Former CCSWG Commissioner and Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber reminds us of the importance of honoring those who came before us by exercising their hard won right to vote.
Your Vote Is Your Voice Campaign
For more voting information, check out these sites:
Register to vote: registertovote.ca.gov
Find your voting location: ﬁndmypollingplace.sos.ca.gov
Get the facts before you vote with Voter’s Edge tool created by LWVC and MapLight’s online ballot lookup tool: votersedge.org