About The MapLight Voter Guide
The MapLight Voter Guide is the quick and easy way to decide how to vote on California ballot measures. It brings together all the information you need to be an informed voter. The MapLight Voter Guide is neutral and nonpartisan.
- Nonpartisan: The MapLight Voter Guide presents an unbiased summary of information about the content of each ballot measure, along with the funding, endorsements, and advertisements for and against the ballot measure.
- Nonprofit: The MapLight Voter Guide is a project of MapLight, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by individuals and foundations who favor greater transparency in government. This project was made possible by generous support from the James Irvine Foundation.
What makes The MapLight Voter Guide better than the state’s printed voter guide?
- More relevant information: Voters frequently need more background information about a ballot measure than what is provided by the official campaign arguments. They will often turn to news articles, editorials, and advertisements to provide this additional information. The MapLight Voter Guide includes all these items, allowing voters to get the information that they need with just a few clicks of the mouse.
- Up-to-date funding information: Ballot measures often receive significant funding in the time immediately before an election. The funding information in the state’s printed voter guide goes out of date quickly. The MapLight Voter Guide updates funding information–including the top funders for each ballot measure–regularly until the election.
The MapLight Voter Guide is a project of MapLight, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that combines timely, in-depth information about lawmakers, votes, campaign contributions, and more, giving citizens and journalists the tools they need to hold government accountable.