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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, CA-50 and CD-53) and six Assembly seats (AD-13, AD-25, AD-33, AD-37, AD-38, AD-57, AD-67, and AD-78).

Tweets by Alex Vassar

Thanks for visiting! For the past sixteen 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 14,243 candidates, who ran in 26,021 contests in a total of 541 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 5th was the AD-01 Special General Election

days until the CD-25 Special Primary Election
days until the SD-28 Special Primary Election
 > 78 days
until the CD-25 & SD-28 Special General Elections (if needed)

days until the 2020 United States Census

253 days until the 2020 General Election
 > days until the 2020 Presidential Primary Election
 > 91 days until the Libertarian Presidential Nomination
 > 139 days until the Green Party Presidential Nomination
 > 143 days until the Democratic Presidential Nomination
 > 185 days until the Republican Presidential Nomination
 > TBD days until the American Independent Presidential Nomination
> TBD days until the Peace and Freedom Presidential Nomination

days until Dianne Feinstein becomes California's Longest Serving US Senator ever (3/28)
988 days until the 2022 General Election