Making Democracy Work

Educating Voters and Empowering Citizens to Have an Active Voice in Government

Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County, an organization of both women and men who encourage informed and active participation in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.

Located in California's Capitol, LWV Sacramento is uniquely positioned to participate in the study of political issues at both the local and state level. Members of LWVSC meet monthly throughout the county. We study governmental issues and provide a variety of voter education services to help voters make informed decisions at the polls.

Please see our Calendar of Events for upcoming events.

Election Day, November 8, will be here before you know it! The last day to register is October 23.

Reminder for No Party Preference (NPP) Voters who wish to vote in a American Independent, Democratic or Libertarian primary:


  • Apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by November 1, 2016. Download, print and fill out the application.
  • Mark box #7 and write in the name of the party on the application. For more detailed application instructions please see
  • Mail the application directly to your county elections office.


  • Go to your county elections office or voters service centers (if your county has them) to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

Early in person voting
  • Go to your county elections office or voters service centers (if your county has them) before November 8.
  • Request the ballot of the party you wish to vote in.

At the Polls on Election Day, November 8, 2016
  • Go to your polling place or your county elections office.
  • Request the ballot of the party you wish to vote in.

Sidenote for early in person and Election Day in person voting: If you have a vote-by-mail ballot take it and its return envelope with you to give it to the elections officials. If you do not bring the old ballot and envelope, you will receive a provisional ballot that will be counted after it is confirmed that your old ballot was not cast.

If you re-registered after you received a vote-by-mail ballot:

  • If you re-registered after receiving a vote-by-mail ballot, and you asked for vote-by-mail status during the re-registration, then a new vote-by-mail ballot will be mailed to you.
  • Return the new vote-by-mail ballot in the envelope that came with the new ballot. DO NOT use the old ballot or the old envelope. The old ballot is void and will NOT be counted. A new ballot in an old envelope will also not be counted.
  • Mail your ballot. Be sure it is postmarked on or before November 8, 2016.


  • Cast your ballot in person on Election Day at any polling place in your county or your county elections office.
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