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May 28th - Work continues on identifying birth and death dates for early legislators. Currently, full information has been gathered for more than half of all legislators. The number of legislators for whom no information is know has been dropping rapidly (although the 1850s are still remaining a challenge. The number of legislators with missing information (by decade) is available here.

April 25th - 2020 Presidential Candidates with existing profiles on JoinCalifornia now include:
 * Donald Trump
 * Kamala Harris
 * Bernie Sanders
 * Eric Swalwell
 * Joe Biden

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Thanks for visiting! For the past fifteen years, this has been the political history project that just wouldn't end. We work continually to both build a better understanding of California's early political history as well as keeping up with current information.

Our records currently include state legislative races since 1898 and statewide and federal offices back to 1849. As of today, our records include information about 14,165 candidates, who ran in 25,996 contests in a total of 537 elections.

It's probably a good idea to keep in mind that records are really incomplete in the early years (1850s-1860s), and this is all a work in progress. We always appreciate you letting us know if anything doesn't quite look right.

Alex and Shane
The One Voter Project


Elections and Significant Dates
June 4th was the SD-01 & SD-33 Special General Election
71 days until the anticipated AD-01 Special Primary Election (election must be called within 9 days)
days until the 2020 United States Census
505 days until the 2020 General Election
 > 162 days until the Tax Return Deadline for Presidential Candidates under SB 27.
 > 192 days until the Primary Election Nomination Period Ends
 > 260 days until the 2020 Presidential Primary Election
 > 343 days until the Libertarian Presidential Nomination
 > 395 days until the Democratic Presidential Nomination
 > 437 days until the Republican Presidential Nomination
650 days until Dianne Feinstein becomes California's Longest Serving US Senator ever (3/28)
1240 days until the 2022 General Election

172 days until the end of the Special Elections for State Legislative Vacancies Period (no vacancies after this point will be filled).