Our research shows that turnout rates can be increased by providing new voters with information and pictures about how the voting process works.
We developed Voting is as easy as 1-2-3 to address this need. In plain and simple language and step-by-step photos, new voters learn how to:
1. Register to vote:
Who can register, where to get a form, how to fill it out, choosing a political party, and more.
2. Get informed:
How to learn about the candidates and propositions.
3. Go vote!:
How to find your polling place, using the voting equipment, absentee ballots, and more.
Voting is as easy as 1-2-3 is available is three different formats:
The most complete version is available here on our website.
1-2-3 Print Brochure
A four-page summary with pictures that explains each step of the voting process – available free of charge. To download a printable PDF copy, click on the language you want:
You can also contact the California Secretary of State's regional offices in your area to order printed copies of Voting is as easy as 1-2-3.
To listen to an audio recording of the Voting is as easy as 1-2-3 handout, click on the language you want:
Recordings in those languages are also available on audiotape cassette. To order, contact the California Secretary of State's regional offices in your area.
How to Vote Workbook
Download the How to Vote Workbook, produced by the Easy Voter Guide Project and written by adult literacy students for their peers. This 16-page workbook takes the Voting is as easy as 1-2-3 approach and turns it into a learning activity. The workbook includes photos and easy-to-follow information about the voting process, along with activities to promote dialogue about the issues.
Teaching About Voting with the Easy Voter Guide is a 6-page step-by-step lesson plan designed for adult literacy tutors. Centered around Voting is as easy as 1-2-3 and the Easy Voter Guide, this resource helps tutors engage students in dialogue about the issues while teaching about the voting process and what is on the ballot.