California Voter Foundation

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The California Voter Foundation (CVF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in California. It describes its mission as "promoting and applying the responsible use of technology to improve the democratic process."

CVF was founded in 1989 by then-California Secretary of State March Fong Eu, and then re-founded in 1994 by Kim Alexander.

Since 1994, CVF has produced its "California Online Voter Guide" with information about statewide election contests, including those for California ballot propositions.


The foundations that support that work of CVF are affiliated with the progressive/center-left side of the political spectrum. They include:

  • The Quixote Foundation.
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
  • James Irvine Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Rockefeller Family Foundation

Thoughts on initiative process

In December 2009, Alexander said "There's a lot of mystery already in voting in California, and then that problem is compounded with the initiatives process and the fact that we have so many state and local measures to vote on."[1]

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