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Revision as of 08:56, 18 July 2012

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California

The state of California is holding elections in 2012. Here are the dates of note:

What's on the California Ballot in 2012
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda
U.S. House (53 seats) Approveda
State Executives Defeatedd
State Senate (20 seats) Approveda
State Assembly (80 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (13 measures) Approveda

2012 Elections

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See also: United States Senate elections in California, 2012

Incumbent Dianne Feinstein (D) is running for re-election.

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012

Currently, Democrats hold a 34-19 edge in the 53 Congressional districts.

Members of the U.S. House from California -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 34 38
     Republican Party 19 15
Total 53 53

See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintain partisan control in the state senate.

California State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 25 26
     Republican Party 15 12
Total 40 40


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintain partisan control in the state assembly.

California State Assembly
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 52 56
     Republican Party 28 24
Total 80 80


Eligibility to Vote

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

California is one of 19 states to use an open primary system. California's system is an open Top 2 Primary Election, in which the top two candidates move to the general election. The deadline to register to vote is 15 days prior to each local and statewide Election Day.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote is 15 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 will be October 22.[2]

  • Voter ID required: None
  • Same-day registration: None

See also

References