California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP)

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California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP)

The California Civic Engagement Project is a new nonpartisan data repository and research initiative for the state of California. The CCEP seeks to address the limited quality and quantity of publicly available civic engagement data. Its mission is to collect and curate civic engagement data from a broad range of sources, making them a publicly available resource to all interested audiences, including political researchers, public officials, advocacy groups and communities themselves.

A key focus of data analysis will be identifying disparities in participation across place and population. One unique contribution of the CCEP is its series of policy briefs, each highlighting emerging analysis from California registration and voting data (for the Latino, Asian and youth electorates). For instance, CCEP data show registered turnout and percent of the electorate results for these groups by age, gender and party for counties and cities across the state of California. GIS spatial analysis is conducted highlighting hot spots of voting patterns (higher and lower participation rates) across the state. The project also aims to support research that explores non-traditional measures of civic engagement, particularly those that may be more likely experienced by disadvantaged or disconnected groups.

The CCEP invites inquiries and feedback on these data from all interested audiences. Click here to share your thoughts.


Video! Click here for coverage of CCEP Latino and Asian Policy Brief Findings by the UC Davis Agriculture and Natural Resources New Division.




CCEP Releases New Issue Brief on California's Vote-by-Mail Use!

The California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP), in partnership with the Future of California Elections, is releasing a new issue brief examining California's vote-by-mail ballots.

Disparities in California's Vote-by-Mail Use                                                                     Changing Demographic Composition: 2002-2012

This new research is the first comprehensive analysis of the changing composition of California's vote-by-mail voters over the past decade.

Click here to download the policy brief!

Click here to read the press release.

Click here to explore detailed data tables and maps from the new brief.


See all the CCEP Policy Briefs and Data Tables

  • See the CCEP's Recent Media Coverage

    CCEP Outreach!

    CCEP Capitol 1A key part of the CCEP mission is to engage in public outreach to increase the dissemination and accessibility of our work. We have been busy over the past few months giving presentations from the State Capitol to community-based organizations.

    Click here to learn more!


    Please visit the CCEP's searchable DATA HUB here or click on the data categories below.

    Data Currently Available:

  • New: California Voter Registration Tracking File: 2002-2010
  • California Voter Registration Data and GIS Maps
  • California Voter Turnout Data and GIS Maps
  • California Demographic Data and GIS Maps
  • Current Population Survey (November supplement)
  • California Healthy Kids Survey (civic engagement measures only)

    Related Data Resources:

  • New California Legislative District Maps and Demographics
  • California Legislative Voting Records
  • Characteristics of California Electoral Races (Coming soon)

    Click here to see an enlarged version of the pictured map.

    Project Inquiries:
    Mindy Romero, Director

    (530) 665-3010

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