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October 11th - We're about eleven weeks from the end of the filing period for the 2020 Primary and the open seats in California (at this point) are:

Term Limits has resulted in six State Senate seats without incumbents seeking reelection (SD-05, SD-13, SD-15, SD-17, SD-19, and SD-23).

Incumbents have voluntarily declined reelection in two Congressional districts (CD-08 and CD-53) and six Assembly seats (AD-13, AD-25, AD-33, AD-37, AD-38, AD-67, and AD-78).

Tweets by Alex Vassar

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 14,169 candidates, who ran in 26,016 contests in a total of 539 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 Elections
November 5th was the AD-01 Special General Election
14 days until the State Legislative Session Midpoint
days until the State Legislature Reconvenes
107 days until the CD-25 & SD-28 Special Primary Elections
 > 53 days until the Nomination Period Ends
days until the 2020 United States Census
352 days until the 2020 General Election
 >days until the Tax Return Deadline for Presidential Candidates under SB 27 (Currently subject to a temporary injunction; Lawsuits pending)
 > 39 days until the Nomination Period Ends
 > 107 days until the 2020 Presidential Primary Election
 > 190 days until the Libertarian Presidential Nomination
 > 242 days until the Democratic Presidential Nomination
 > 284 days until the Republican Presidential Nomination
497 days until Dianne Feinstein becomes California's Longest Serving US Senator ever (3/28)
1087 days until the 2022 General Election
19 days until the end of the Special Elections for State Legislative Vacancies Period (no vacancies after this point will be filled).