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California 175
The One Voter Project will be celebrating the 175 years of California statehood. Stay tuned at California175.com!

Rest in Peace
Fmr Assemblyman Jim Morrissey, a 4-year member of the legislature (1994-1998), died November 5th.

Tweets by Alex Vassar

 Sunday, February 25, 2024

Thanks for visiting! For the past seventeen 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 recent elections and looking ahead to the future.

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 14,620 candidates, who ran in 26,774 contests in a total of 561 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. That being that, we always appreciate you letting us know if anything doesn't quite look right.

Alex and Shane
The One Voter Project

 

Elections and Other Happenings

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     ● 23 days until the CD-20 Special Primary Election (3/19)
     ● December 31 was the date of Kevin McCarthy's resignation from the US House of Representatives

 ● 254 days until the 2024 General Election (11/5)
     ● 9 days until the 2024 Primary Election (3/5)

 ● 857 days until the effective date for the Legislature Employer-Employee Relations Act (LEERA) (7/1/2026)

 ● 982 days until the 2026 General Election (11/3/2026)