2020 Election information

United Methodist Church founder John Wesley wrote in 1774:

“I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them, 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy: 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against: And, 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”

We at the church encourage every eligible person to cast their vote as encourage by John Wesley. This year, however, is different than all the rest because of the pandemic that has severely limited gatherings of people. To help you vote and to be educated before you make your vote, read through some of the information and follow links to dive deeper.

Register to vote

  • San Luis Obispo County residents, check your voter status HERE
  • For California residents 18 and older, register to vote HERE.
  • For those residing in the USA outside of California, register to vote HERE (only 40 states & the District of Columbia allow online registration).

2020 ballot measures & propositions

There are many propositions on the 2020 Presidential Election ballot in November for the state of California. To help you make an informed decision on how to vote on each ballot measure, here are a few links to explore. To view the full ballot measures that have qualified for the November election, find them HERE.

To view the local measures on the ballot, CLICK HERE.

California Church IMPACT: California Church IMPACT advocates in the public policy arena for justice, equity, and fairness in the treatment of all people, particularly those who have been abandoned or harmed by our society. Every legislative year IMPACT takes up a range of bills and issues. The group’s primary focus is on human services, human rights, and economic justice as well as transparency in the legislative and electoral process. They collaborate with faith partners on issues of human rights, economic security, restorative justice, immigrant rights, environmental well-being, health care, eradicating poverty, and much more. When the propositions are available members of the organization study them and get a consensus of support or non-support. If a consensus is not reached, a recommendation is not made.

League of Women Voters: The League of Women Voters of California General Fund, a membership organization, is a nonprofit 501c4 corporation, which does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties, but the group is political. League of Women Voters act after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at the state level; build citizen participation in the democratic process; and engage communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.