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California Voter Participation Survey

In the summer of 2004, the California Voter Foundation (CVF) conducted a statewide survey of 2,000 Californians to assess the barriers and incentives for voter participation in California, with a particular focus on groups that are currently underrepresented in the electorate.

The survey was conducted by David Binder Research and included two kinds of eligible voters:  registered, infrequent voters who have voted in one or none of the last four elections; and unregistered, eligible voters. This project is funded with a grant from The James Irvine Foundation. 


  1. News Release

  2. Acknowledgements
  3. About This Report

  4. Survey Highlights

  5. Overall Findings

  6. Cross-Tabulation Findings

  7. Strategies for Improving Voter Participation

  8. Survey Summary Report

  9. Cross-Tabulation Summary Report

  10. California Voter Participation Charts

  11. Statewide Survey Results

  12. Voter Participation: A Brief Literature Review

  13. Bibliography


A PDF version of the California Voter Participation Survey is also available (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). Please contact the California Voter Foundation to request a printed copy of the report.


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