It looks great....good job <s>.
Thanks for an excellent website. This is easily the best way to learn how
local issues fared.
Thank you for providing this valuable website to the voters of
California. One of the difficult things for us is to find out the
results of some of the lesser known political races in the various
districts throughout California. This website enables us to find the
information that is of interest to our area. Keep up the good work.
Your site is amazing! Election night has always been exciting but having
the results at your fingertips has added a whole new deminsion. The depth
of the information on your site is unbelievable.
I am extremely pleased with this site! It gives me more information
that the media at large! More complete also! Just the facts and no
commentary! Great! Thank you very much!
Kudos on your reporting system. You were ahead of every news station
with % reported and your site was very very very stable.
It is 10:30 pm and your results are coming across the net much quicker
than I was expecting. Thank you all for the work you put into making
this one nice fast site.
Like the format and minimal graphics
You and your outstanding staff truly did California votes a service last
evening. The results not only were posted quickly but the variety of viewing
opportunities made it fun for those of us who like to look at the numbers in a
variety of ways. Thank you for a job well done.
I want to thank you for providing this service. I haven't been able
to get this kind of information, ever! and in such a timely way.
Welcome to the 20th century, California! Keep up the good work.
THANKS FOR PROVIDING THIS VALUABLE SERVICE!
I was very dissatisfied with television coverage of yesterdays primary.
Seems like the less % of populus that votes the less tv coverage returns
get each year. I was so delighted to find your site on a net search
last night and must voice my appreciation for this laborious and
BRAVO and WELL DONE !!!! thank you.
Excellent coverage. Far superior to any of the other sources I tried both in speed of loading and content.
Thank you, thank you for a truly informative, fast and useful web site!
It must have been a real tour de force to put the election day web page
together AND DO IT SO WELL. Congratulations.
I got on for the election results for the propositions. It was FANTASTIC!
I was particularly interested in Prop 226 and one of the local radio
stations here in Redding was reporting 226 as passing while I was sitting
here glued to the Java website watching it go down (YAY!). So I called them
up, told them I was logged on the website and that Prop 226 was LOSING.
They asked for the address - end of conversation!
It was great. Keep up the good work. It would have also been nice to be
able to get information on some of the local races - like the Siskiyou
County Supt of Schools where a teacher ran against the incumbent (first
"race" in 48 years!) and WON!
Thanks. I also enjoyed checking your latest contributions website.
Again, GOOD WORK. KEEP IT UP.
Excellent job on all the great features offered on your web site. Your
server speed seems great, and your site layout is fairly quick and easy to
navigate, and filled with good information.
I want to compliment your JAVA Live Update viewer. What an excellent
addition to your site. On my system it operated flawlessly, and was an
excellent tool for viewing election results.
Keep up the good work. Thanks.
Just a note to commend you for your excellent work. I found this site to
be extremely informative and easy to use. Way to go!
This is far and away the best elections website I've seen. Good
Just a note to say thanks for an awesome website and making it easy to
find *all* the election results that are important to me.
This is a terrrific site. Great Organization. Great Presentation.
Timely. Great Job!
Your web site of election returns is a great way to bring democracy to
the people. Thank you.
Thanks for the great job everyone who worked so hard to make this
website happen. I look at elections all across this great nation and you site is
the best out there.
We think it is great.
It is far more informative than the press and much more complete and accurate.
Thanks to all who made this possible.
The new Java browser was GREAT !!! As you said, loading would be slower
with Netscape 3.0, but it was really worth the wait. Being able to set
up only those races of interest without having to page through those of
no interest was a super improvement over your last election coverage. I
don't see how you could possibly improve your coverage for November, '98
Thanks a lot, your efforts and hard work are really appreciated
I loved the web site - timely, accurate information without the blather
and filtering from the news media. It was great!
Outstanding job. Best coverage and easiest to access and use. Thanks!!!!
I visited the Web site for the first time on election night to get up-to-the
minute results. It's VERY well done. I like being able to get the stats at a
glance even on a county-by-county basis. I find it very interesting to see the
map of the state and the results; that's fascinating.
It's very well organized & it couldn't be easier to find the information I was
looking for. I can't think of anything that can be improved upon. Keep up the great work!!!!
You have one of the most useful and informative sites on the web.
Commendable job and much appreciated. The more charts and graphs you
can devise and offer, the better. Thanks. ---joe
All I have to say is . . . . WONDERFUL!
I'm impressed with the complete info you provided, the speed with which it was delivered, and the simplicity of understanding!
Outstanding! Now I can find out the results of the election without having
to buy the paper or without having to stay up all night. The information is
waiting for me in the morning at the most convenient place, on my P.C.
Just wanted to say thanks for the Primary98 web site. I'm interested in
more races than any channel on the news is covering and you guys have it
all! Easy access, user-friendly, and up to the minute updates. Thank you,
thank you, thank you!!!
Thank you for the web site on California returns.
Facts are much better than listening to the spin on TV.
Al - Vermont
I was impressed with your election nite coverage. Your continuing updates
were clearly superior to the TV coverage available and a whole lot more
comprehensive than other election news.
This was my first year on the Enternet. I'm still using a old 486 w/3.1
and could not take advantage of all your Java capabilities. I hope to be
better equipted for the next November election.
Over the last six (6) years I have lost a lot of faith in my government.
This Web site shows how government is supossed to work, for the people.
Stunning web work. You guys have far and away the most useful,
easy-to-work-with and attractive page of any state agency I've
encountered, and I've encountered a good number.
I'm a Bay Area Dem., but the utility of your public service
offerings on the web are making me think twice about how I'll
vote in the General.
Super job on providing election returns and map info!
Bravo for your coverage of the 98 election results! I greatly enjoyed the browser and java applet. Keep it up for the November elections!
Now go home and get some sleep! You all were probably up all night....
Your web page w/election results is v/easy to use, v/quick (at least at
this time of the morning, 3 a.m.). The bar charts are great for quick
viewing of who is winning, and the statewide maps showing who won where
was great too. Overall, you get an A. Thanks! Good use of tax dollars.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your election night web page.
Since leaving the world of political reporting and campaigns, I feel
lost without raw information. Your page provided that and I thank you.
Also, I want to wish you the best of luck in November. If there's
anything I can do please have your press office give me a call.
Thanks for the excellent web page on election results. It is good to see
state government provide exactly what the public needs. Keep up the good
You folks have done a tremendous job. Thanks.
This is the first time I've seen the state election results on
the internet and I am VERY IMPRESSED with the work that's been done.
I found the link to the SS.CA.GOV site via the San Jose Mercury web
site. Now I will bookmark it for future reference. Thanks again!
Thanks for posting the election results so promptly. It's a pleasure to
see the government acting efficiently! Keep up the good work.
After the absentee ballot, his page is the most useful innovation that the SoS
has provided to the voters of California. Other states have produced similar
pages, but none has been so comprehensive or useful.
Congratulations on a great product. Now, if you could only produce a page
that got people to vote.
To whom it may concern:
I stumbled across the Secretary of State's election results pages. They are
wonderful!! The information summaries at the top level are easy to find,
follow, and comprehend. The connections to more detailed information
(e.g.--the particular office and/or proposition, the county-level detail; and
the data at the party level) are at once very informative and speedily
My compliments to those who envisioned this data delivery system, to those who
constructed it, and to those who see that it's updated every five minutes.
Dear Secretary of State Jones,
Thank you for posting the election results on your web-site! It's so nice
to get all of the election results in one place (the news stations and even
local papers have the nasty tendency to only report the results of those
races that THEY think are interesting). Now I can easily compare how I
voted with how the rest of California voted.
Great job. All the information I want, timely and well organized. The
maps showing results by county are great. This is a great use of tax
Really like your election returns page and the maps are great!
From my use, your presentation of the election returns worked well. I was not on the net during early evening, so I do not know if there were delays.
I thought you your presentation format was nice and clean and easy to follow. I liked having the option of looking a results in a county and then the state as a whloe. The bar charts were also very helpful, as was seeing the percentage of party vs. popular.
I hope you are please with how things worked. As an end user, this site gave me the information I needed.
Thanks for the good job,
To whom it may concern:
Your election return web site is wonderful. It is great not having to
depend on TV or the newspapers to report the races I care about, which are
more local in nature. Thank you very much for this great site.
The election night returns on the web was an EXCELLENT service! Thanks!
It was fast. It was more up to date then the new media. I really like
the county by county maps.
You deserve kudos for your election return coverage. I am presently on
the east coast and voted absentee. I was able to follow the returns
easily and quickly. Congratulations. Keep up the good work.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
i enjoyed your java site and hope to see more of it in november. thanks
for putting it on.
Excellent job! Quick ! Regular updates, and in intervals you
indicated. Well done.
Thank You !!
I stopped in briefly to check out your election returns page and was
tremendously impressed. It appeared to be up-to-date, loaded quickly, and was
full of interesting information. Nice job!
It looks fantastic. I am eager to see if you update it frequently during
the counting. By far the best election coverage tool available.
Nice work! The maps are especially good. Thanks!
THIS IS TERRIFIC!! Thank you so much for having the returns available
Your web page is absolutely wonderful. I am a political science student in
a CSU and this is one of the most exciting web pages I have found in a long
time. The live updates are especially interesting and I have been checking
the pages regularly. Please continue this service for the voters of CA.
I really appreciate the availabilty of election results on the web. TV
news coverage is just too painful to watch. Thank you!!!!!!
This was the best way I've ever tracked elections...across the state, divided
by issues, anaylizing the counties, and updates every 5 minutes.
You deserve a medal!
This is the "instant democracy" of the future, I think.
Dear Secretary of State Webmasters:
Primary98 is by far the very best web site I have ever visited, and I've
done quite a bit of traveling online.
Your job was to push the numbers out as fast a possible, and you
succeeded, you excelled!
1. Thank you for not loading the site with bandwith-hogging graphics and
cute dancing Java tricks.
2. You delivered the numbers in a very usable form. Having Statewide
figures included with County returns for comparison was excellent.
3. You anticipated links I wanted to take from within the site.
4. Nice touches like having direct links to legislative district results
after searching the county lists for the numbers.
5. Excellent layout; clean; fits on a page without horizontal scrolling.
6. Consistent format was very easy to get used to.
Clean. Fast. Elegant. Best Site.
Do any of you teach website construction? Your skills need to be passed
I may not have liked all the numbers on your site, but it was intuitive
getting to them. Thank you!
Your election night live web coverage is awesome. You all did a great
job....the java viewer worked great, and let me follow the races I wanted
with ease. I'll be back in November!
I really appreciate your site and service. Finding the election results
so easy made it fun.
You have done an outstanding job of getting us timely information.
Hello. I just wanted to take a second and let you know that the web
site you put together is terrific! It is easy to understand and browse
through. It is nice to see the State of California, the most
technologically advanced place on Earth, providing its residents such
important information as election results so quickly and in an easy to
find, access and read manner. The newspaper had to go to print with only 54% of the precincts
reporting in. I found it hard to continue reading their commentary
knowing that 46% of the information was missing at the time it was
I thank you once again, and look forward to visiting this site again
An excellent website! I found it most helpful in making decisions,
especially on Prop 226 & 227. I will be looking to it once again in
This is a great service to the people of California. Thanks to all
The live results are great! It is truly live. I reloaded a results
page only 2 minutes after the original viewing and there was an obvious
difference in the % of precincts reporting!
Just a note to say that it was my first time at your
site and I thought it was very well set up.
Having all the links at the bottom of every page is very
useful, since not all browsers keep a cumulative
History in the Go menu.
I also appreciated the lack of frames, pictures, and .gif buttons
cluttering up the page - they tend to make pages load slowly. Your
layout is functional, yet pleasing to the eye.
The pages seemed to load equally well here with both
Netscape 3.0 and IE3.02.
We leaned heavily on your Java-driven returns last night until about
midnight, and again this morning for our morning update.
As one who builds news content expressly for the Web, I can tell you that I
have never run across a finer, more well thought-out and cleanly executed
government-written Internet resource than the Cal. Sec. of State's 1998
primary returns engine.
Just wanted to dash off a note thanking you for putting it together.
Great application! I'm very pleased to see that the state is using the
capability of the internet to bring information to the public - keep it
up. And I look forward to your continued expansion of election coverage
in the future.
I think that the Java election results applet is a fantastic idea! I
would like to thank you for creating this. It's definitely taxpayers'
money well spent.
Keep coming up with great ideas like this one!
I just wanted to let you know that I used the Java election results
applet extensively and it is a great product.
It allowed me to zoom in on exactly the information I was interested in
without clicking through many different web pages. It is far better than
the election results I obtained from other web sites.
The applet is far and away a stand out product. Congratulations to your
technical staff that made it possible.
Good job. The web site ran very fast and quite well. I did not have any
problems accessing it from my vacation location in France.
I was amazed that a Government operation ran so well.
The only thing bad, was my guy did not win.
This is absolutely the best site I have found covering the election and the up to the minute returns. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....
Just a word to thank you for the service and effort. I found it quite
informative and, to my surprise, up to the minute as far as the posting
of the information.
The site was VERY nicely done and very responsive. Map data was particular
Thank you! What a great resource! We followed the returns by your
excellent website. T.V. and radio did not give us the wonderful
coverage your site provided. Thanks!
Your election returns website is absolutely wonderful. I turned off the
television and watched the returns on my computer screen instead.
Fortunately, I already had the required software and browser, as well as Java
and so I did not have to download any software.
Many, many thanks for this wonderful information site.
Very good format! Easy to use, easy to see. Good work!
i was very impressed your your web-site giving the live election
returns. it was slick, did not have a bunch of unnecessary graphics,
returned the information/queries quickly, and the java applet worked
well. was very surprised that this was a 'government' site.
This is a great web site. I especially appreciate the frequent
updates and the maps showing propositions/candidates by county. Keep
up the good work!!!
I followed the 1996 election results on the SOS's home page, and I was
very pleased with the ease of use, the rapid posting of incoming results
(giving the sense that one was watching the counting as it was happening),
and the quiet accompanying what I think of as a sober event.
The innovations introduced onto this page as I viewed it last night and
this morning have improved the results reporting in the areas I consider
to be most important.
Dear Web Folks at the Sec. of State's Office,
Your web site is fantastic! It is so nice to have easy access to the
The other information on your site is great too.
You should try and encourage other media outlets (TV, Paper, Radio) to notify
voters that this great resource exists. My taxes go for it, but I didn't even
know that this web site existed until I accidentally found it while trying to
get the results of local elections that the News wasn't broadcasting. Keep up
the great site design work as well!
I really like the way you have things set up.
I like being able to just look up what I want to know, instead of watching the
TV waiting for them to tell me stuff I'm not interested in. I just want the
I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the effort and results
-- this site is an excellent resource for the voting public.
Thanks for a wonderful effort on the website. I am one of those
political junkies who wants to know a lot more than the networks have
available. The returns are a quantum jump from the things you offered
last election. The new map feature is great - very informative. The
maps give you a visual of where the votes are coming from.