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Let's Talk About: Voting


LET’S TAlk about: voting

This year’s presidential election will be the first in which Millennials and Baby Boomers have equal footing — an interesting dichotomy given the nature of how we talk about politics today.
Gone are the days when your politics and the beliefs that support them are stowed away, only to be glimpsed at in the voting booth. Today, engaging each other in discussion leads the way.
On Wednesday, Sept. 28, we hosted such a discussion to discuss the 17 measures on the November general election ballot — the highest number seen on a ballot since the May 2000 primary election.
Officials from the California Legislative Analyst's Office explained each measure, while Kim Nalder, founder of the Sacramento State University Project for an Informed Electorate, provided information on ballot endorsements.


Kim Nalder
Professor Nalder is the founding Director of the Project for an Informed Electorate at the Institute for Social Research at Sacramento State, and a recent visiting scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. Nalder is also a board member for the Center for California Studies, and a two-time Field Institute Faculty Fellow. Her current and recent research is on misinformation, voter knowledge, term limits, the Tea Party, campaign advertising, news coverage of elections, California politics, and the culture wars. 


The Legislative Analyst's Office has provided fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature for 75 years. It is known for its fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan analyses of the state budget.

The office serves as the "eyes and ears" for the Legislature to ensure that the executive branch is implementing legislative policy in a cost efficient and effective manner.


Register by Oct. 24 
October 24 is the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 8 election. Registering is easy. Learn more at

Vote before Election Day
More than 60% of Sacramento County voters vote by mail. Join the crowd.


Complete the Vote By Mail Voter Application and then drop off your ballot at one of the designated Sacramento Public Library ballot drop-off sites starting Oct. 11. 

Let's Read

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Further educate yourself on the upcoming election or join the effort to get out the vote.

California Secretary of State's Office

California Voter Foundation

League of Women’s Voters
Sacramento Democratic Party

Sacramento Green Party

Sacramento Libertarian Party
Sacramento Republican Party
Sacramento Voter Registration and Elections
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