State Background Info:
  Upcoming SoS Elections:

California Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): Secretary of State (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process:
Partisan Election
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions
  • Prepares election calendar
  • Canvasses election returns
  • Handles state recounts

Current Official(s):
Debra Bowen
Public Office Experience:
Assembly Member, 53rd Assembly District, 1992-1998; State Senator, 28th Senate District, 1998-2006
Reelection/Reappointment Date:
Primary Date: June 6th, 2006
Contact Information: Hon. Debra Bowen
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-7244
Fax (916) 653-4620
[email protected]


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