California elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in California
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in California
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



California

The state of California will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in California
Local ballot measure election (1) February 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure election (1) February 11, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for candidates filing petitions in lieu of a filing fee February 20, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (2) March 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for candidates paying filing fee March 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
State Senate special election March 25, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (6) April 8, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (1) April 8, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures in California April 18, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (7) May 6, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 19, 2014
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for primary election May 20, 2014
Primary election date June 3, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election June 3, 2014
Local ballot measure elections (54) June 3, 2014
School board elections (1) June 3, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 20, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014
Local ballot measure elections (16) November 4, 2014
School board elections (135) November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in California in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State Assembly Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (6 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in California

U.S. Congress


See also: United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014
  • 7th Congressional District
See also: California's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014
Freshman Rep. Ami Bera (D) is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 elections.
  • 10th Congressional District
See also: California's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014
Rep. Jeff Denham (R) faced a tight re-election in California's newly re-drawn districts. Denham filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for Lieutenant Governor of California. If he does so, the district will face an even closer election if it becomes an open seat.
  • 21st Congressional District
See also: California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014
Freshman Rep. David Valadao (R) won a decisive election in 2012. However, the newly drawn 21st district is not a safe Republican seat. If a strong Democratic candidate is victorious in the blanket primary, Valadao could face a much tougher re-election campaign.
  • 36th Congressional District
See also: California's 36th Congressional District elections, 2014
After defeating incumbent Mary Bono Mack in 2012, freshman Rep. Raul Ruiz (D) is ranked as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2014 by The Washington Post.


California State Legislature


See also: California State Senate elections, 2014 and California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in California
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in California

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in California will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 53 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 53 congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 20, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: California is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[4]

See also: California elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds 38 of the 53 congressional seats from California.

Members of the U.S. House from California -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 38 Pending
     Republican Party 15 Pending
Total 53 53

Incumbents


The 53 incumbents prior to the election are listed below. Click "show" to reveal the table.

List of candidates by district


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State executive official elections in California

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See also: California state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in California
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Eight state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of California.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in California:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General


Secretary of State


Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Bill Lockyer
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2007 Term-limited
Controller John Chiang
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2007 Term-limited, running for treasurer[53]
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
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2011 Yes[54]
Commissioner of Insurance Dave Jones
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2011 Yes[55]


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State Senate election in California

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See also: California State Senate elections, 2014, State legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in California
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the California State Senate in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of California State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the California State Senate:

California State Senate
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 28 Pending
     Republican Party 12 Pending
Total 40 40

List of candidates by district

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District 2District 4District 6District 8District 10District 12District 14District 16District 18District 20District 22District 24District 26District 28District 30District 32District 34District 36District 38District 40

Special elections by date


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State Assembly elections in California

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See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014, State legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the California State Assembly:

California House of Representatives
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 55 Pending
     Republican Party 24 Pending
     Vacancy 1 Pending
Total 80 80

List of candidates by district

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Statewide ballot measure elections in California

See also: California 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Six statewide ballot propositions have been certified for the 2014 ballot in California: Two on the state's June ballot and four on the state's November ballot.

Several dozen initiatives are in one of the several stages an initiative must go through on its way to the ballot. One veto referendum awaits certification of signatures filed with election officials.

The November 2014 ballot is likely to include a number of hot-button issues, possibly including gun control/gun rights, abortion, nuclear power, marijuana, taxes, pensions, teacher performance, donor disclosure, minimum wage, term limits, voter ID, the death penalty and a variety of healthcare regulations.[61][62][63]

Two of the 2014 certified ballot propositions had previously been approved to appear on ballots in earlier years. The Rainy Day Fund Amendment and the Water Bond Measure had previously been scheduled for the state's 2012 ballot. However, when Gov. Brown signed SB 202 on October 7, 2011, the Rainy Day Fund Amendment was moved to the 2014 ballot.

On the ballot


June 3:

Type Title Subject Description
LRSS Proposition 41 Bonds $600 million bond to provide multifamily housing to veterans
LRCA Proposition 42 Gov't accountability Local agencies must comply with the California Public Records Act

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Rainy Day Fund State budget Increase amount of potential savings in the state 'rainy day' fund from 5% to 10% of the General Fund
LBM Water Bond Bonds $11.1 billion bond for California's water system
CISS Insurance Rate Justification Insurance Health Insurance Companies Required to Justify Their Rates to the Public
VR Indian Gaming Compacts Gambling Ratification of gaming compacts with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe

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Local ballot measure elections in California

See also: Local ballot measures, California and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for all 2014 California local measures.

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School board elections in California

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and California school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 668 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,137 seats. These elections will take place in 39 states.


State elections


A total of 137 California school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 393 seats up for election. One board election was held in April 2014 and another is scheduled for June 2014, while the remaining 135 districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014. The districts listed below served 3,075,427 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[64]

2014 California School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Long Beach Unified School District 4/8/2014 3 5 84,606
Twin Rivers Unified School District 6/3/2014 4 7 31,561
Alameda Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,906
Alhambra Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 18,344
Alum Rock Union School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,056
Alvord Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 19,774
Anaheim City School District 11/4/2014 3 5 19,092
Anaheim Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 33,134
Antioch Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 19,005
Apple Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 14,785
Bakersfield City School District 11/4/2014 2 5 27,590
Berkley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,397
Cajon Valley Union School District 11/4/2014 2 5 16,036
Calexico Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,269
Capistrano Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 53,168
Carlsbad Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 11,023
Central Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 14,817
Chaffey Joint Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 25,384
Chico Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,036
Chino Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 31,603
Chula Vista Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 27,714
Clovis Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 38,493
Coachella Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 18,478
Colton Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 23,360
Conejo Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 21,072
Corona-Norco Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 53,134
Cupertino Union School District 11/4/2014 3 5 18,360
Desert Sands Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 29,114
East Side Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 25,628
Elk Grove Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 62,171
Escondido Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 19,242
Escondido Union School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,318
Etiwanda School District 11/4/2014 3 5 12,882
Evergreen Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,389
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 21,451
Folsom-Cordova Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 18,860
Fontana Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 40,800
Franklin-McKinley School District 11/4/2014 3 5 10,274
Fremont Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 32,547
Fremont Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 10,379
Fresno Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 74,826
Fullerton School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,648
Fullerton Joint Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 14,710
Garden Grove Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 7 48,632
Gilroy Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 11,076
Grossmont Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 24,094
Hayward Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 21,686
Hemet Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 22,248
Hesperia Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 23,120
Huntington Beach Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 16,290
Irvine Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 27,180
Jurupa Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 20,069
Kern High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 37,452
Kings Canyon Unified School District 11/4/2014 5 7 9,765
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District 11/4/2014 3 5 12,387
Lake Elsinore Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 22,039
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 12,771
Lodi Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 30,448
Lompoc Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,877
Los Alamitos Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,629
Los Banos Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 9,250
Lucia Mar Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 10,561
Madera Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 19,576
Manteca Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 23,376
Marysville Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 9,858
Merced City School District 11/4/2014 3 5 10,778
Merced Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 10,430
Milpitas Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,887
Moreno Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 36,762
Morgan Hill Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 9,531
Mount Diablo Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 33,967
Murrieta Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 22,313
Napa Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 17,977
Natomas Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,330
New Haven Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,937
Newport-Mesa Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 21,794
Oak Grove School District 11/4/2014 3 5 11,530
Oakland Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 46,428
Ocean View School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,554
Oceanside Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 21,057
Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 22,579
Orange Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 30,336
Oxnard School District 11/4/2014 3 5 15,870
Oxnard Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 16,642
Pajaro Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 19,542
Palm Springs Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 23,620
Palo Alto Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 11,941
Panama-Buena Vista Union School District 11/4/2014 2 5 16,562
Perris Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,589
Pittsburg Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,938
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 25,810
Pleasanton Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 14,876
Porterville Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 13,656
Poway Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 34,051
Redlands Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 21,368
Rialto Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 26,987
Rocklin Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 11,648
Roseville City Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,830
Roseville Joint Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,047
Sacramento City Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 47,585
Saddleback Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 6 31,700
San Diego Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 131,434
San Dieguito Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,456
San Francisco Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 55,571
San Jacinto Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,637
San Jose Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 32,980
San Juan Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 46,851
San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 11,849
San Marcos Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 18,612
San Ramon Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 28,962
Sanger Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 10,752
Santa Ana Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 57,286
Santa Barbara Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,670
Santa Clara Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 15,369
Santa Maria-Bonita School District 11/4/2014 2 5 14,182
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 11,562
Santa Rosa High School District 11/4/2014 3 7 11,379
Simi Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 19,916
South San Francisco Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,295
Stockton Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 38,233
Sweetwater Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 6 41,374
Temecula Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 30,225
Tracy Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 17,529
Tulare City School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,293
Tustin Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 23,087
Upland Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 14,218
Vacaville Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 12,620
Val Verde Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 19,657
Victor Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 11,639
Victor Valley Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,930
Vista Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 25,791
West Contra Costa Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 29,583
Western Placer Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,170
Westminster Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,722
Woodland Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 10,397
Yuba City Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 13,194
Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,730



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Voting in California

See also: Voting in California

Important voting information

  • California is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]
  • As of April 2014, California is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in California, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

California is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting dates in California are determined by the counties. Look up your county information here. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

California ranked 48th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2010 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. California received an overall score of 48%.[65]

See also

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