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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.
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Ballot Measures on June, 2016 Ballot -- Pros and Cons

Our Easy Voter Guides are Online!

You can download and print our Easy Voter Guides in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean at

Find more resources on the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund website

We believe that together we can help get more Californians to the polls using Voter's Edge California, our online voter guide created in partnership with MapLight.

Voter's Edge California is easy to use: voters simply type in their address, and their personalized ballot is returned in English and Spanish with nonpartisan information including endorsements, funding sources, editorials, news articles, biographies and more.

Who can vote for President in the June 7 Presidential Primary Election?

Each political party has the option of allowing people who register to vote without stating a political party preference ("no party preference," formerly "decline-to-state") to vote in their presidential primary election.

Get the details on voting in the June election

Key Dates

May 23 - Last day to register to vote.

May 31 - Last day to request a "vote by mail" ballot. Contact your county for more info.

June 7 - Election Day!

Visit Voter's Edge California for your personalized ballot and polling place.

THE InterLeague Organization ( ILO) + Is it the best way to cover regional issues?

THE InterLeague Organization ( ILO) + Is it the best way to cover regional issues?

Please read the study and consider the options. There is an entire section dedicated to this issue with supporting materials found in the Section "ILO Study Materials" located here

2016 ILO Convention
Saturday, May 21, 2016 -- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Community Room Scripps Miramar Ranch Library 10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego
Biennial Convention Business Includes Approval of County League Program, Budget, Election of Officers/Directors for 2016-2018 And Future of the ILO
Bring your own lunch and beverage. Water will be provided as well as morning treats.
2016 ILO Convention Workbook

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday 5/25, 6-8 pm Our LWVSD MEET THE CANDIDATES event! San Diego Central Library 330 Park Blvd. San Diego. See Voter newsletter for details.

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League of Women Voters-San Diego current issues of interest:

  • City Budget: The League is working with the Community Budget Alliance to increase citizens' knowledge and involvement in the San Diego City Budget. The LWVSD developed a Powerpoint presentation to share our involvement with the other League members and encourage their participation
  • Water: Water at local, county and state levels; where is comes from how it is used and what is in the future. The League's Powerpoint presentation shared statistics and visuals to help understand the issue better. The LWVSD supports the Pure Water project which will purify wastewater into drinking water.
  • Health Care: Health Care/League of Women Voters of California, has the LWVC Healthcare Reform Toolkit. The LWVC has advocated for a single payer health care system for more than a decade.
  • Embarcadero: Keeping the Embarcadero a place for citizens and tourists to enjoy our harbor views
  • Human Trafficking: Do our students know how to keep safe from the predators who are seducing our young women into a nightmare life?
  • Privatization of City services: What oversight is being built into the proposals to privatize our city services? What services will we be giving up in exchange for possible savings? What proof is there that there will be savings? Will the contracts be competitive and is there a way to go back to public control if these contracts are a "bad deal" for our citizens?
  • Early Childhood Education: A coalition of agencies serving preschoolers is headed by the LWVSD and working to improve services and funding for quality education at the preschool level.
  • Climate Change: A coalition of not-for-profit organizations has been organized by the LWVSD to study climate action plans, encourage decision-makers to make them as strong as possible and to lobby for strong and effective legislation to minimize the impacts of climate change.
  • Charter Review Committee: The San Diego City Council has created a Charter Review Committee to recommend needed changes to the City Charter. LWVSD will be monitoring the work of the committee and offering testimony when appropriate.
  • Gregory Canyon Landfill: The Herzog Contracting Corp. and the Sovereign Capital Management Group are refinancing and restructuring Gregory Canyon Ltd. and will re-file their expired permits and obtain a waste water discharge permit. LWVSD supports Zero Waste rather than constructing another landfill.
  • Pio Pico Power Plant: The San Diego County-based Protect Our Communities Foundation petitioned the California Supreme Court to reverse the CPUC/California Public Utility Commission's decision which approved the $1.6 billion Pio Pico 305 MW power plant last year. With increasing renewable energy, the LWV does not support adding more power plants at this time.
  • San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Settlement: On 11/20/14, the CPUC unanimously approved a settlement agreement where customers will pay about $3.3 billion of the cost of shutting down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station while the plant's owners will pay only about $1.4 billion. LWVSD supports the lawsuit which was filed by Citizens' Oversight and others against Southern California Edison and state electric power regulators.
  • Fracking: The LWV continues to oppose fracking due to the impacts to water quality, water quantity, agriculture, etc.
  • Keystone XL Pipeline: LWVUS opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline due to disastrous impacts of the pipeline to the ecosystem, the release of greenhouse gases and increased dependence on foreign oil.

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