|Congress is made up of two houses -- the Senate, and
the House of Representatives. California, like all states, has two Senators, and
each senator serves a six-year term. One of California's U.S. Senate seats is up
for election this year.
Additionally, California has 52 representives in the House - more than any other
state. Each member of the House represents about 540,000 people and is elected to
a two-year term. There are currently no term limits in effect for federal offices.
U.S. Senators earn an annual salary of $140,000, while House members earn $141,300.
This voter guide features information for every California congressional candidate,
and can help voters prepare for and participate in the upcoming election. The guide
also features links to the candidates' official campaign web sites, where voters
can find much more information, such as position papers, endorsements, and information
about how to get involved with the campaign.
If you're not sure which congressional district you live in , you can check your
Official Sample Ballot to find your district's number, or take a look at CVF's tips to help you determine your districts.
Congressional district maps
are also available, courtesy of UC Berkeley's Institute for Governmental Studies'
Statewide Database. Or if you know the names of the candidates in your area, use
our campaign web
site index to access their web sites.
For more in-depth information on congressional candidates and their positions on
the issues, CVF recommends Smart Voter and
Project Vote Smart.
Be sure to visit CVF's links to other election
resources for recommendations for other helpful voter information resources available
on the Internet.
U.S. Senate Race
U.S. House Races
(by district number)
Campaign Web Site Index