Before I go to sleep, here are some websites that might be helpful in researching stuff on ballots, primarily in CA but also anywhere else in the US--a few nonpartisan resources, plus a bunch of organizations' lists of their positions on measures and candidates:
- The League of Women Voters' Smart Voter guide, providing nonpartisan election info for local, state, and national elections all over the US.
- Project Vote Smart (unrelated to the above despite similarity of names), "the nation's premier political research organization," providing "[e]xtensive nonpartisan information on elected officials' voting records and candidates' positions [for] federal and state offices nationwide."
- ACLU's Congressional Scorecard; type in your ZIP code to see your senators' and representatives' civil-liberties voting records.
- San Francisco Chronicle's election coverage (and their positions), plus their Politics Blog.
- California Secretary of State's CalAccess Campaign Finance site, providing info about the flow of money related to the CA elections.
- Mercury News election coverage.
- Mountain View Voice positions.
- CA League of Women Voters positions.
- CA League of Conservation Voters.
- CA Sierra Club positions.
- CA Green Party positions.
Feel free to post comments providing other such links, whether national or local to wherever you live. Also, feel free to post links to positions/endorsements by non-liberal organizations if you like.