- Project Vote Smart
- Described by the New York Times as "one of the most comprehensive
campaign information sites on the Web," this nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization provides an extensive database of information on thousands
of candidates and elected officials, including the President, Congress,
Governors and State legislators. The profile offered for each candidate
includes background and contact information (including e-mail address
and link to candidate's website), candidates' positions on key issues,
their voting records, campaign finances, and ratings of each candidate
from over 100 interest groups across the ideological spectrum. The site
also explains How the Primary Process works, What Is the Electoral
College? and more.
- OnTheIssues.org: Every
Political Leader on Every Issue
- Presents the candidates' positions on major issues, in outline
format, with links to the full quotations and background statements.
Information is gathered from newspapers, speeches, press releases and
the Internet. Browse by candidate or by issue, or search directly for a
specific candidate. Also offers biographies and links to candidates'
websites. Nonprofit and nonpartisan.
- California League of Women Voters
- Offers information for voter education (how to register to vote, how
to vote by mail, names of elected representatives, how the government
works, etc.) as well as analysis of California ballot propositions and
discussions of positions on particular issues. See sitemap for more
- Archive of Campaign
Promises (from the California Voter Foundation)
Secretary of State - Elections Division
- The official voter information site for the State of California,
this site offers information about voting mechanics (voter registration,
election dates, how to find your
polling place, voting rights, multilingual voting services, etc.) as
well as online forms for registration and the complete text of the official California Voter
Information Guide with the candidates' statements and the texts of
California ballot initiatives. See also the new My Vote Counts website from
the Secretary of State.
Ballot Measures Database
- A comprehensive, searchable source of information on California
ballot propositions from 1911 to the present. The database contains the
full text of the propositions, accompanying material contained in the
ballot pamphlets, related legal and legislative history, and digital
images of the ballot pamphlets. From the University of California
Hastings Law Library.
- CNN All Politics - Election
- Primary and election news as it happens. Offers results and
statistics as well as background information on candidates and issues.
- Political Parties
- Democratic National
- Republican National Committee
- Reform Party Home Page
- Libertarian Party
- Peace and Freedom
- Green Parties of North
- Ralph Nader
Political Parties page
- The Political
Oddsmaker (from Campaigns & Elections
- The American Way (Library of Congress - American Memory Project)
California - March 2, 2004 Primary Election
California - October 7, 2003 Special Election (Recall)
- from California
Secretary of State website
Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
Your Polling Place
- Not sure where you're supposed to vote? Select your zip
code and your street, and the Registrar of Voters will
display the address of your polling place. You can even get
a map online.
Voter Guide - California
- From LiteracyWorks and the California State Library, an
easy-to-use guide to registering to vote, choosing a
political party and voting. Briefly describes the October 7
recall election and the ballot propositions in
easy-to-understand basic English.
Topic: Recall in California
- From the library of UC Berkeley's Institute of
Governmental Studies, this excellent website offers
information on the recall mechanism, its basis in
California's Constitution and Elections Code and its
history, as well as information on the October 2003 recall
election. Links are provided to the text of legal
challenges, newspaper and journal articles, polls, FAQs,
information on campaign finance and websites of public
interest groups, media organizations and advocacy groups.
Similar information is provided for ballot propositions 53
Secretary of State - October 7, 2003 Statewide Special
- Contains the official voter information guide, questions
and answers about the special statewide election and the
recall process, the text of the recall argument, the
complete list of certified candidates, what candidates must
do to qualify, candidates' statements, papers filed for
ballot propositions 53 and 54, statements from political
parties and other general information for voters.
VoteSmart: Candidate Profiles
- Profiles for recall candidates offer biographical
information as well as information on the candidates'
political experience, positions on issues, their campaign
finances and links to speeches and public statements.
Shall Gray Davis Be Recalled?.. (League of Women Voters)
- The League of Women Voters provides links to official
information about the recall, the Governor's official
website, websites for and against the recall, sections of
the California Elections Code, basic facts about the recall,
a recall election calendar, and news and analysis in the
media. See also If
the Recall Succeeds for a brief list of candidates and
contact information as well as campaign finance information.
- Campaign Finance
- From the Secretary of State, information about political
contributions made to specific candidates, ballot
propositions and political parties.
Voter Foundation: California Recall Election Resources
- Links to candidates' websites and campaign finance
SPECIAL: California Recall
- From the Pew Charitable Trust's Pew Center on the
States, this annotated collection links to news stories,
blogs, FAQs, editorial cartoons and recall humor, and other
websites. The collection can be searched by word or phrase.
Politicians [and Candidates] on the Issues
- Read about the Governor's and some recall candidates'
voting records and public statements on issues.
- Election News and Analysis
Francisco Chronicle articles
Angeles Times See also complete
index of recent Los Angeles Times stories.
York Times Special
- ProQuest Newspapers search on
(National Public Radio) Stories on the California Recall
Stories on the Recall
Recall Jokes and Humor
- A collection of cartoons, doctored photos, and pictures
poking fun at the California recall election, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis, and other candidates for
California - November 5, 2002 General Election
California - March 2002 Primary
2000 General Election
California - March 7, 2000 Primary
1998 General Election
California General Election Voter Information Guide/Ballot
- From the California Secretary of State, this site provides
both a summary and the full text of each ballot proposition, as
well as analysis and pro and con arguments for each proposition.
It also offers statements from the candidates and links to
candidates' web pages.
- League of
Women Voters of California - November 1998 Election Coverage
- The League offers "nonpartisan ballot measure analysis" in
three levels of detail: an Easy Reading Voters' Guide in English
and Spanish, outlines of the pros and cons of ballot
propositions, and a more in-depth analysis of each proposition.
Also includes information on the initiative process, a list of
criteria for evaluating ballot propositions in English and
Spanish, an overview of how judges are elected, information on
voter registration, political parties and much more.
- 1998 California
Campaign Contribution Database
- "Select, sort, view, and download detailed records from the
most comprehensive campaign contribution database in
California." It includes not only campaign contributions made to
candidates for state office, but also how much was contributed
by specific groups towards passing or defeating each of the
Democrat Online - Election '98
- "The place to look for election-related links, news and
editorials from the Press Democrat staff until the November
elections. Coverage concentrates on races of local interest and
stories will be posted as they run in the paper." A good place
to look for Sonoma County and city election information.
June 1998 Primary Election
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