California Elections Data Archive (CEDA)

CEDA is a joint project of the Center for California Studies, the ISR and the Office of the California Secretary of State. The purpose of CEDA is to provide researchers, citizens, public agencies and other interested parties with a single repository of local election data. CEDA summarizes candidate and ballot measure results for county, city, community college and school district elections in three separate reports that have been published annually since 1995. To view a video describing CEDA (includes accompanying transcript) produced by Sacramento State, please click here. Links to previous years' reports, written summaries of results and trends, summary tables.

The California Elections Data Archive (CEDA) is prepared for the California Secretary of State as a joint project with the Center for California Studies (1995-2014)


UPDATES
  • UPDATE 5-12-2010
    • Measures for 1995-2000 were re-coded to be consistent with coding for 2001-2010. There is now one codebook for all the years. The files still have the original coding in a separate variable.

      Runoff contests were coded with an alternate outcome. This allows researchers to exclude these candidates when calculating totals, so that these candidates are not double counted or incorrectly counted as win/loss.


      Multi-county school district measures and contests were recalculated to correctly identify win/loss. Files still have vote totals specific for each county, additional variables list multi-county totals.


      Retained/Added additional variables for use in analysis including REQ, Rvote, typerec, topicrec, Raceid, vote#, Num_Inc, Sumvote (see codebook for full list of variables and definitions).

  • UPDATE 7-12-2011
    • Added additional variables that uniquely identify races, candidates and measures both within a single county and across multiple counties. Also included a dicotomous variable indicating whether a race or measure is multi-county. The codebook has been updated with further details on these additions.

     Yearly Reports

Description of Files Available

1995-2016(Report) CEDA Data Definitions and Codebook (PDF). For use with CEDA Data Files (Excel) 1995-2016.
1995-2016(Report) Summary of trends from 1995 to 2016 elections: California Local Election Trend Tables A-I.

2016 (Report)

Data (Excel)

Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2016 Data.

2015 (Report)

Data (Excel)

Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2015 Data.

2014 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2014 Data.

2013 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2013 Data.

2012 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2012 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2012 Data.

2011 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2011 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2011 Data.

2010 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2010 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2010 Data.

2009 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2009 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2009 Data.

2008 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2008 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2008 Data.

2007 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2007 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2007 Data.

2006 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2006 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2006 Data.

2005 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2005 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2005 Data.

2004 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2004 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2004 Data.

2003 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2003 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2003 Data.

2002 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2002 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2002 Data.

2001 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2001 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2001 Data.

2000 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 2000 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 2000 Data.

1999 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 1999 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 1999 Data.

1998 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 1998 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 1998 Data.

1997 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 1997 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 1997 Data.

1996 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 1996 Elections, Tables A-C, City Report, County Report, School District Report, and 1996 Data.

1995 (PDF reports)

Data (Excel)

Summary of 1995 Elections, Tables A-C, 1995 Data, and Missing 1995 San Fransico Measures.