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[[File:Cal-Access screen shot.PNG|thumb|400px|Screenshot of the Cal-Access frontpage]]'''Cal-Access''' is a database maintained by the [[California Secretary of State]] to provide online finance information about state candidates, donors and lobbyists.
[[File:Cal-Access screen shot.PNG|thumb|400px|Screenshot of the Cal-Access frontpage]]'''Cal-Access''' is a database maintained by the [[California Secretary of State]] to provide online information about state candidates, donors and lobbyists.
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The database was created in 1999.<ref name=crash>[http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/15/4123752/california-websites-glitches-block.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "California website's glitches block online tracking of campaign donations", December 15, 2011]</ref>
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The database was created in 1999.<ref name=crash>[http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/15/4123752/california-websites-glitches-block.html ''Sacramento Bee'', "California website's glitches block online tracking of campaign donations," December 15, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==System outages==
 
==System outages==
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From November 30-December 15, 2011, the system crashed repeatedly. In that period, the system was only available to members of the public for 30 hours, or less than 8% of the time.<ref name=crash/>
 
From November 30-December 15, 2011, the system crashed repeatedly. In that period, the system was only available to members of the public for 30 hours, or less than 8% of the time.<ref name=crash/>
  
[[Debra Bowen]], the [[California Secretary of State]] who is responsible for maintaining the system, was unsure when the public would once again be reliably open to the public. She said a new system will cost millions of dollars and that she hopes her staff will be able to keep the existing system operational at least through the November 2012 election. She said, "When this was built, I think we were probably on Windows 95. That won't run most of the software that's made today. It just won't run."<ref name=crash/>
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[[Debra Bowen]], the [[California Secretary of State]] who was responsible for maintaining the system, was unsure when the public would once again be reliably open to the public. She said a new system would cost millions of dollars and that she hoped her staff would be able to keep the existing system operational at least through the November 2012 election. She said, "When this was built, I think we were probably on Windows 95. That won't run most of the software that's made today. It just won't run."<ref name=crash/>
  
==External links==
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The [http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/default.aspx website] appears to be functioning as of 2014.
  
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==External links==
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* [http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/default.aspx The Cal-Access website]
 
* [http://cal-access.ss.ca.gov/default.aspx The Cal-Access website]
  

Latest revision as of 07:25, 18 March 2014

Screenshot of the Cal-Access frontpage
Cal-Access is a database maintained by the California Secretary of State to provide online finance information about state candidates, donors and lobbyists.

The database was created in 1999.[1]

System outages

From November 30-December 15, 2011, the system crashed repeatedly. In that period, the system was only available to members of the public for 30 hours, or less than 8% of the time.[1]

Debra Bowen, the California Secretary of State who was responsible for maintaining the system, was unsure when the public would once again be reliably open to the public. She said a new system would cost millions of dollars and that she hoped her staff would be able to keep the existing system operational at least through the November 2012 election. She said, "When this was built, I think we were probably on Windows 95. That won't run most of the software that's made today. It just won't run."[1]

The website appears to be functioning as of 2014.

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