California elections, 2012
The state of California is holding elections on November 6, 2012.
- Signature filing deadline: March 9, 2012 & dates vary for state ballot measures
- Primary date: June 5, 2012
|What's on the California Ballot in 2012|
|U.S. Senate (1 seat)|
|U.S. House (53 seats)|
|State Senate (20 seats)|
|State Assembly (80 seats)|
|Ballot measures (13 measures)|
Incumbent Dianne Feinstein (D) is running for re-election.
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|
- See also: California 2012 ballot measures
The ballot measures on the June 5, 2012 primary ballot are:
- 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.
- 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.,
For the state of California, below is a glimpse of some of the local measures that have appeared or are scheduled to appear on ballots in 2012.
- City of Piedmont Parcel Tax, Measure D (March 2008)
- City of Calexico Appointed City Clerk and City Treasurer, Measures P and Q (June 2012)
- City of Fresno Financial Practices Charter Amendment, Measure F (November 2012)
- Blanchard/Santa Paula Public Library Increase in Appropriations Limit, Measure U (November 2012)
- City of Cotati Prohibition on Roundabout Construction, Measure U (November 2012)
- Santa Rosa Design-Build Procurement, Measure S (November 2012)
- Method of Election to the Santa Rosa City Council, Measure Q (November 2012)
- City of Hughson Length of Mayoral Term, Measure U (November 2012)
- Indian Wells Rotation in the Office of Mayor, Measure Q (November 2012)
- City of Eastvale Appropriations Limit, Measure BB (November 2012)
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. (Information about registering to vote)
- ABC 30, "California cigarette tax still undecided", June 12, 2012
- Los Angeles Times, "California's cigarette tax initiative picking up votes in late tally", June 16, 2012
- Los Angeles Times, "Vote remains close on Prop. 29 tobacco tax ballot initiative", June 19, 2012
- Fox 40, "Gap in Prop 29 Results Narrows, Ballots Still Being Counted", June 20, 2012
- NBC Los Angeles, "Voters Narrowly Reject California's Prop 29 Tobacco Tax: AP", June 22, 2012
- California Secretary of State "Election FAQS" Accessed April 17, 2012