California Civic Engagement Project



Innovative research that challenges the way we understand participation and access in our civic communities



Engaging a wide variety of stakeholders in order to democratize access to university data and research



Research to inform and empower a wide range of policy and organizing efforts, increasing equity and well-being throughout the state and beyond..

California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP)

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California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP)

The California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) is a non-partisan civic engagement research and outreach 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 CCEP data analysis is identifying disparities and opportunities in civic participation across place and population in the state. The project also supports research that explores non-traditional measures of civic engagement, particularly those that may be more likely experienced by historically disadvantaged or disconnected groups. One unique contribution of the CCEP is its series of policy briefs on the 2012 election, each highlighting emerging analysis of the Latino, Asian-American and youth electorates. GIS spatial analysis is conducted highlighting hot spots of engagement by place and population in the state. See the CCEP’s national and state advisory committee here:


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

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Latest at the CCEP

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.



CCEP Data Hub

Please visit the CCEP's searchable data hub or click the categories below.



Other data resources

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Project Inquiries:
Mindy Romero, Director

(530) 665-3010

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