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Rest in Peace
Former Congressman Pete McCloskey (1927-2024) who served in Congress 1967-1983 died May 8th.

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

Recent Website Work
Back when this website was new, we frequently included campaign email addresses and websites on the candidate biography pages. As it turned out, that was a terrible mistake (it results in SO many broken links) and we're still in the progress of deleting links and email addresses.

As of Friday, there were 246 email addresses to be deleted. About 110 have been taken care of on 3/31/2024.

Tweets by Alex Vassar

 Saturday, May 18, 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 14,670 candidates who ran 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

 ● Tueday is the CD-20 Special General Election (5/21) - Live Election Night Results
     ● March 19 was the CD-20 Special Primary Election
     ● December 31 was the date of Kevin McCarthy's resignation from the US House of Representatives

 ● 171 days until the 2024 General Election (11/5)
     ● 8 days until the Libertarian Convention
     ● 57 days until the Green Party Convention
     ● 61 days until the Republican Convention
     ● 96 days until the Democratic Convention

 ● 479 days until the 175th Anniversary of California Statehood (9/9)

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

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