Resources

Register to Vote

If you’re not already registered to vote in California, October 19 is the deadline if you want to vote in the election on November 3, 2020.

Click here to register to vote in California.

We urge you to vote yes in November on two important ballot initiatives, which California State PTA currently supports:

Proposition 15: California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act

This initiative on the November 2020 state ballot would require that commercial and industrial real estate property worth $3 million or more be taxed on current market value, raising as much as $11.5 billion in additional funding for schools and other local governments. It protects all homeowners and renters by maintaining tax protections for ALL residential property.

This money would be allocated to schools (40%) and other local governments (60%).

Click here for detailed information about this ballot measure.

Proposition 16: Repeal Proposition 209 – Restore Affirmative Action

This constitutional amendment, placed on the November 2020 statewide ballot by the legislature, asks the voters of California to vote on permitting the use of race, gender, and ethnic diversity as factors (but not decisive factors) in education including college admissions, government hiring, and government contracting.

Click here for detailed information about this ballot measure.

Voting Resources

Here are some non-partisan websites that can help you learn more about the issues on the ballot:

Once you’ve completed your ballot, place it in the mailing envelope (you don’t need to add postage) then put it in the mail, or drop it at any official ballot drop box. If you’re sending it by mail, try to put it in a mailbox before election day, because it must be postmarked by November 3!

Here are some websites with other important tools and tips that can help you fill out and mail your ballot correctly, to ensure that your vote is counted: