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Sac State program helps state compile election results

08-15-2013

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Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies and its Institute for Social Research (ISR) once again have collaborated with California’s Secretary of State office to gather local election results in one database, this time for the 2012 polling.

The California Elections Data Archive (CEDA) is the only comprehensive repository of local election results in California and one of only a few in the United States.

The Center and ISR have worked with the state since 1995 to compile results from more than 6,000 local jurisdictions.

Data may be viewed at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/prior-elections.htm.

“Thanks to the work of the Center for California Studies and the Institute for Social Research we have a unique gold mine of election data that can be studied and used in countless ways,” says Debra Bowen, California’s chief elections official.

“CEDA is used by researchers to better understand voting patterns and trends,” says Steve Boilard, executive director of the Center for California Studies. “As such, it can help promote a more robust democracy in our state.”

For more information about the Center for California Studies, visit www.csus.edu/calst/. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho
ckoscho@csus.edu