California elections, 2012

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California

The state of California is holding elections on November 6, 2012.

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 House of Representatives 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

See also: California 2012 ballot measures

The ballot measures on the June 5, 2012 primary ballot are:

Proposition 28:

Proposition 28
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 3,031,554 61.0%
No1,935,05839.0%
These results are current as of Friday, June 29 at 5:00 a.m. PST. Although absentee and provisional ballots are still being counted in some counties, it is mathematically impossible for the remaining uncounted ballots to change the outcome of this election.


Proposition 29:

Proposition 29
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,553,13750.3%
Yes 2,523,572 49.7%
These results are current as of Tuesday, June 26 at 4:47 p.m. PST. The California Secretary of State has not updated their election results reporting page since June 26 (as of July 7). Although some absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted, it has now been conceded, including by the "Yes on 29" campaign group, that Proposition 29 has been defeated.[1],[2][3][4][5]


Eligibility to Vote

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.[6] (Information about registering to vote)

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