Election Information for Teens

Submitted by CCCL_KaraS

Are you turning 18 by election day, or about to be a first-time voter? These sites can help you navigate everything from registering to vote to learning about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Stop by your local Contra Costa County Library branch to pick up a paper voter registration form.

Register at 16. Vote at 18.
Come prepared! Visit this site for preregistration for 16 and 17 year olds in the state of California. California youth who pre-register to vote will have their registration become active once they turn 18 years old. 

Rock the Vote
A nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.

California Students Vote Project
A one-stop shop for getting you and your friends fired up -and registered- to vote. This project encourages student civic engagement efforts, in order to promote a democracy that is more inclusive of student voices. Social media ready posts included.

Want to know if that Instagram or Facebook post is true? This is where to go. A nonpartisan, nonprofit that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by checking the facts.  Politifact and Snopes are two more reliable places to check your facts. If you want to get real meta, check out AllSides Media.

League of Women Voters
Go deeper and learn more about the issues. Find your polling place. Register to vote, and more! LWV is a nonpartisan organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. With two local chapters for West Contra Costa County and the Diablo Valley.