JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

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April 30th - Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher died Monday in Stanford, CA. She was 67.

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

February 19th - I'm working on identifying birth and death dates for early legislators. Currently, about half of all legislators (most in the 1800s) lack this information. The number of legislators with missing information (by decade) are available here. With research by a friend from New York, we were able to wrap up two outstanding decades this week.

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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 25,722 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
November 6th was the 2018 General Election
Tuesday is the SD-01 & SD-33 Special General Election
days until the Anticipated AD-01 or AD-06 Special Election
190 days until the Tax Return Deadline for Presidential Candidates under SB 27.
days until the 2020 Presidential Primary Election
317 days until the 2020 United States Census
days until the 2020 General Election
678 days until Dianne Feinstein becomes California's Longest Serving US Senator ever (3/28)
1268 days until the 2022 General Election