The creation of materials that can be viewed and understood by a broad swath of voters and potential voters is key to increasing voter participation. These materials should be created with a sensitivity to how voters perceive, learn and utilize information, while also understanding that a one-size-fits-all message may not be the most effective approach.
FoCE has partnered with Center for Civic Design to learn and test best practices for plain language and good design. This archive contains reports, sample materials, FAQ and toolkits for specific election cycles. The resources found here should be considered a starting point in developing updated and current materials that are relevant to voters in future election cycles.
- How voters get information: Recommendations for voter guides in California, Report by Center for Civic Design (2014)
- How voters get information: Best Practices Manual for Official Voter Information Guides in California, League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (2015)
- How to Use Layout and Visual Presentation in Voter Guides Webinar, League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
- Designing for Democracy Webinar (2016)