Finding neutral and unbiased information on the candidates and propositions on the ballot can be hard! Don't worry -- the library is here to help!
To register to vote (by October 22!), check your voter registration status or polling place, or register to vote by mail, head over to the California Elections and Voter Information website or the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters website.
Local Election Events
For information about City Council candidates and local measures on the ballot, visit the City of Palo Alto's Election Information website.
For videos from local candidate forums and events, please visit the MidPen Media Center's Santa Clara County Election page.
State-Wide Ballot Information
There are a number of good websites that have information about the candidates and propositions on the state-wide ballot:
We have also put together a list of books written by current candidates in California's election. (Click the links for those available at PACL!):
Poizner, Steve. Mount Pleasant: My Journey from Creating a Billion-Dollar Company to Teaching at a Struggling Public High School.
Siegel, Lenny. The High Cost of High Tech: The Dark Side of the Chip.
Election Results Tracking
For up to the minute election results tracking:
Other Sources for Information
For nuanced arguments for or against propositions and candidates that may not be truly unbiased, or neutral, local newspapers and unions (such as the California Teachers Association or California Nurses Association) often make recommendations regarding propositions or candidates. The Library does not endorse any arguments made by these institutions.
Early Voting and Ballot Drop Off Boxes
Early voting will take place at Rinconada Library October 27 - November 5, 2018 between 10am and 5pm.