Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Riverside
Serving the City of Riverside as We Make Democracy Work
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
November 4th General Election
The Easy Voter Guide is Available Online!
Visit the Easy Voter Guide (EVG) website to get ready for the November 4, 2014 election. The EVG is available in 5 languages; English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean
Everything a voter needs. Find your polling place and ballot and information about ballot measures and the candidates.
League of Women Voters California
More information about ballot measures, elections and how to vote.
Visit our Election page for information about up-coming candidate forums
Any eligible Californian who has access to the Internet and a California drivers license or ID signature on file with the DMV can now register to vote on-line.
League of Women Voters California Recommends a YES Vote on Propositions 2 and 47
Initiative Reform is coming to California!
We cosponsored SB 1253 (Steinberg), the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act (BITA), with several other civic organizations, which will lead to simpler ballots using plain language, and more information for California voters.
Governor Brown signed the bill into law on September 27, 2014.
What exactly will this bill do to reform the initiative process?
Ensure that ballot materials will be drafted in voter-friendly language
Make the Secretary of State’s website a one-stop shop for voter information on initiatives, including the top donors
Create more opportunity for public and legislative feedback by giving voters an opportunity to comment on initiatives before they are circulated, requiring earlier legislative hearings, and by allowing proponents to withdraw initiatives before ballots are printed.
Read more about this new law and the League's role in its creation and passage.
SB 52, California DISCLOSE Act, Fails to Pass Out of the Legislature
The League has supported SB 52 (Leno), the California DISCLOSE Act that would have required the largest funders of political ads to be clearly and legibly identified on the ads themselves. It would have given voters useful, readily understood information about the sources of funding of television, radio, and print ads and robocalls.
As the 2013-2014 legislative session comes to a close, the bill's authors, Senators Mark Leno and Jerry Hill, and the sponsor, the California Clean Money Campaign, announced that SB 52 does not have the support it needed to earn passage this year. Read Senator Leno’s statement.
Read more about Riverside League's past advocacy efforts on our Public Policy page and visit LWV US and LWV California
Voting Rights Challenged - Join Us in the Fight!
Raise your voice and tell your Representative the time is now to pass the VRAA
The Voting Rights Amendment Act is an important step forward for our democracy, where the right to vote is not about politics or the outcome of elections.
This legislation will modernize the coverage of the Voting Rights Act to ensure it is based on recent acts of discrimination and provide narrow but appropriate mechanisms to prevent discrimination in voting nationwide.
The right to vote is one of the most basic rights in our country and it must be protected.
Take Action: Fight Climate Change
Join League members in defending the environment
Join us! LWV California members at State Convention If you would rather donate to our League, it is greatly appreciated.