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RECENT NEWS

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 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
November 5th was the AD-01 Special General Election
31 
days until the State Legislature Reconvenes

88 
days until the CD-25 & SD-28 Special Primary Elections
 > Friday was when the Nomination Period Ended
 > 158 days until the CD-25 & SD-28 Special General Elections (if needed)

117 
days until the 2020 United States Census

333 days until the 2020 General Election
 > Friday is when the Nomination Period Ends
 > Wednesday is when the Nomination Period Ends (when the incumbent fails to seek reelection)
 > 88 days until the 2020 Presidential Primary Election
 > 171 days until the Libertarian Presidential Nomination
 > 223 days until the Democratic Presidential Nomination
 > 265 days until the Republican Presidential Nomination
 > TBD days until the American Independent Presidential Nomination
 > TBD days until the Green Party Presidential Nomination
 
> TBD days until the Peace and Freedom Presidential Nomination

478 
days until Dianne Feinstein becomes California's Longest Serving US Senator ever (3/28)
1068 days until the 2022 General Election