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

Revision as of 16:17, 9 January 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:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
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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 has a top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

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


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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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

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

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[49]
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
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2011 Yes[50]
Commissioner of Insurance Dave Jones
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2011 Yes[51]


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State Senate election in California

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See also: California State Senate 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
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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

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

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

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Special elections by date


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State Assembly elections in California

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See also: California State Assembly 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

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80

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Statewide ballot measure elections in California

See also: California 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Five statewide ballot propositions have been certified for the 2014 ballot in California: One 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.

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
Contents
1 School board elections in California
2 Elections by date
2.1 June 3, 2014
2.2 November 4, 2014

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the California school board elections in chronological order:

June 3, 2014

November 4, 2014


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Voting in California

See also: Voting in California
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Important voting information

  • California uses a blanket primary system, meaning that all candidates compete in the same primary election, regardless of party affiliation. The two who receive the most votes then advance to the general election. This also means the primary is an open primary, meaning that citizens do not need to register for a specific party to vote in the primary.
  • 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%.[57]

See also

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