Prior to the session, please review our overview of local and state government processes.
Click here for "Pre-Session Reading" PDF.
You may also wish to all the tabs listed under "Delegates & Alternates." There's lots of useful information that will prepare you for the session!
This document briefly details the way elections work during the program. You may review these guidelines ahead of time but election procedures will be explained in detail at the start of the program.
There is no need to begin planning a potential campaign before you arrive at ALA California Girls State.
Do not begin campaigning prior to the start of the program. Do not bring campaign materials from home. And most importantly, don't stress out about this. You will have plenty of time to plan and run a campaign, should you choose to do so, during the week you are at
ALA California Girls State.