Once again, the California Secretary of State's office is pleased to be publishing live election night returns on the Internet. On election night - November 3, 1998 - we'll be updating our pages every five minutes once the polls have closed.
The initial Election Night Internet project was conducted with the help of Digital Equipment Corporation during the 1994 General Election. At that time we set a world record for the most traffic on a single web site in a 24-hour period. In 1996 we posted the returns for both the primary and the general elections.
This year, working again in cooperation with Digital, we're trying out a new experimental Java-based election returns viewer - a new way to keep up with the returns throughout the night. We expect to expand on this initial effort in the coming election cycles and invite you to glimpse the future with us.
Of course, we will still be reporting the returns on standard HTML web pages. We've updated the format, stripped down the graphics for faster access, and redesigned the navigation from page-to-page. We've also added county-level returns for those of you interested in that level of detail.
We hope you enjoy the site and have a great election night.
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