I, Shirley N. Weber, Secretary of State of the State of California, do hereby certify that the information included herein will be submitted to the electors of the State of California at the General Election to be held throughout the State on November 8, 2022, and that this guide has been correctly prepared in accordance with the law. Witness my hand and the Great Seal of the State in Sacramento, California, this 14th day of March, 2022.
Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., Secretary of State
While many of the hard-won advances in voting rights have been rolled back in other states, California remains committed to expanding access to voting by making universal vote-by-mail ballots permanent, increasing the number of in-person voting options, offering same-day registration and provisional voting, and expanding the number of days available to vote.
Because attacks on elections and voting rights continue, we are counting on you to vote for what matters to you and your family, to vote for the needs of your communities, and to vote for the health of our democracy.
This Voter Information Guide can help you make decisions about the candidates and issues on the statewide ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election. In addition to information about how to cast your ballot, this guide includes statewide candidate statements, information about state propositions, and your rights as a California voter.
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Propositions—These are proposed state policies placed on the ballot so voters have the opportunity to vote for or against them. The Legislature has the ability to place constitutional amendments, bond measures, and other proposed changes in law on the ballot, while any California voter can put an initiative or a referendum on the ballot.
In the following pages, you will find a summary of each proposition along with arguments for and against the measure and contact information for the supporters and opponents. You may also find this information at the Secretary of State’s website: voterguide.sos.ca.gov.
Vote-By-Mail Now Permanent, But You Still Have In-Person Options!—The Legislature passed AB 37 in 2021, which ensures every active registered voter will be sent a vote-by-mail ballot with the option to return their ballot by mail, in person, or at a secure drop box. Whichever option you choose, remember to sign and seal your ballot before you return it!
Track Your Ballot—Track your vote-by-mail ballot by signing up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive text, email, or voice status alerts.
More Days, More Ways to Vote in Voter’s Choice Act Counties—There are now 27 Voter’s Choice Act counties (VCA). For more information, visit www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voters-choice-act.
Make A Plan To Vote—Making a plan makes it more likely you will vote. Will you return your ballot by mail? Drop it at a drop box? Or vote in person at a neighborhood polling place or vote center? Research your options and make a plan today!
Thank you for keeping our democracy strong!