California Secretary of State
1998 General Election - November 3, 1998
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Bill Jones PhotoThank you for taking the time to visit the official web site for California's 1998 General Election to be held November 3, 1998. I am pleased to again provide the on-line Voter Information Guide and Ballot Pamphlet for California voters to use as we all prepare to cast our ballots in this year's election.

On election day, remember to check back with this site after the polls close when we will be posting LIVE returns as they come in from around the state.

And don't forget -- you must be registered to vote by October 5, 1998 to be able to cast your ballot on November 3.

I hope to see you all at the polls,

Bill Jones Signature

Voter Information Guide and Ballot Pamphlet
Includes the Certified List of Candidates and the Judicial Information Guide. This is California's official source of information for statewide candidates and ballot measures - the electronic version of the printed Voter Information Guide that is mailed to all registered voters.
Campaign Finance on the Internet
Recent legislation will require most campaigns in the 2000 elections to file their contribution and expenditure reports electronically so that the information can be published on the Internet. For this election, Secretary of State Bill Jones has invited candidates to participate in a voluntarily electronic filing pilot project. Of the more than 326 candidates for office statewide, 31 have agreed to participate.
Late Contribution Reports on the Internet
Which candidates are receiving the most contributions in the last days before the election? During the final sixteen days before an election candidates are required to disclose contributions of $1,000 or more within 24 hours. Once again, Secretary of State Bill Jones will be posting those disclosures on this web site. Secretary Jones first posted this last minute contribution data on the secretary of state's web site during the June, 1998 election, building on an earlier effort put forth by the California Voter Foundation for the 1996 general election.
Live Election Returns
The political observer's favorite site. This is where you will be able to see live returns from all around California after the polls close on November 3. During the June Primary, our Primary98 site received almost 2 million visits in a 24-hour period!
Find Your Polling Place
A list of links to county web sites where you can find out where to vote.
California Secretary of State Elections Division
Need to register to vote? Have questions about the election process? Want to review voter registration statistics or research historical voter turnout data? The Secretary of State's Elections Division web page has all you need -- and more.
California Secretary of State Poltical Reform Division
The Secretary of State's Political Reform Division receives candidate and initiative contribution disclosure reports and publishes summaries of campaign finance data. Check here for summaries of past election campaign finance data.
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