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Use this form to suggest a link to a webpage appropriate to the given race or ballot measure that you believe would add to the knowledge and understanding of the voter.
Only candidates can add information about their campaigns to Smart Voter. See "Message to Candidates".
Important: See below our policy for linking to outside sources.
Please note: The League of Women Voters does not endorse the sites behind these links. We offer them for your additional research.
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Policy for linking to outside sources
Smart Voter provides links, on a "best effort" basis, to outside sources of information relevant to the elections we cover. We are not responsible for the content of those sources, nor are we responsible for omissions. The following statements of policy are should be considered as guidelines for users wishing to suggest links.
Our policy is to link to all known news articles in online newspapers or other online sources on the appropriate topic for local contests. Alternatively, we may decide to use "news search" services like Google News. For statewide contests, we normally limit articles to those appearing in daily newspapers with a circulation of over 100,000. All news articles must be freely accessible to the public (e.g., the user is not required to sign in or pay). News articles are listed alphabetically by source, then by date, from newest to oldest.
We do not include direct links to editorials or endorsement articles because we are funded by our nonprofit tax-deductible Education Fund. According to IRS rules, an organization such as ours, with a 501(c)(3) tax status, may not lobby, advocate issues, nor appear to influence the outcome of elections.
If you are a candidate and want to link to an online endorsement article in a newspaper, you may do so directly from your personal Smart Voter web page--from the "Endorsements" section, for example. To reference another web page, enclose the text to be linked in quotes immediately followed by the URL in <> as in this example "San Jose Mercury News Endorsement"<http://www.sjmercury.com/opinion/502898/>. You may also have links to your campaign Web site or other pertinent Web sites. Candidates may update contents of their Smart Voter pages until 8:00 p.m. the day before the election.
To provide partisan information about a local or statewide ballot measure, we will link to Web pages posted by:
Links to articles endorsing or opposing ballot measures may be included on these Web pages, of course, but not directly on a Smart Voter page.