November 2012 Presidential Election


  1. U.S. Senator
  2. U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District
  3. State Senate, 3rd District
  4. State Assembly, 4th District
  5. State Propositions
  6. Local Measures
  7. Governing Board Member, Davis Joint Unified School District

The November 2012 Presidential Election occured on Tuesday the 6th. President Barack Obama of the Democratic Party and challenger Mitt Romney of the Republican Party were the two leading candidates, and President Obama won. As usual, an assortment of controversial propositions also shared the ballot space.

This was the first election in which Californians could [WWW]register to vote online — you had to register by October 22, 2012 to vote in this election. You could also check your [WWW]voter registration status and [WWW]polling place online, which is a good thing to do since polling places may have changed since the last time you voted. If you had chosen to vote by mail, you could also turn your mail-in ballot in at any polling place in your county on Election Day or at the elections office in your county.

This is also the first election in which Davis had been assigned to the new districts that came about as a result of the passage of Proposition 11 in 2008. This had had an impact on the eligibility of some candidates. Perhaps most notably, Mike Thompson could no longer run for re-election in our district, whereas John Garamendi could.

Measure E, Prop. 30, and Garamendi all won handily. Oh, and Barack Obama. Props. 32, 34, and 37 were rejected. Apparently, Californians like schools, unions, GMOs, and government-sponsored deaths. 78.8 percent of Davis residents cast a ballot this election, the highest percentage for any community in Yolo County.

Voter Information Guide
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[WWW]Yolo County
Election Results
[WWW]California, Official
[WWW]Yolo (and Davis), Offical

November 2012 Presidential Election
Preceded by: 2012 City Council Election
Followed by:

Candidates and measures in bold were elected and approved, respectively.

U.S. Senator

U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District

State Senate, 3rd District

State Assembly, 4th District

State Propositions

Local Measures

Governing Board Member, Davis Joint Unified School District

Two seats were open.

Candidate Votes Vote % Ballot % Status
Alan Fernandes 6,963 20.2% 26.8%
Jose J. Granda 4,869 14.1% 18.7%
Susan Lovenburg 9,389 27.2% 36.1% Re-elected
Nancy Peterson 8,656 25.1% 33.3% Elected
Claire D. Sherman 4,593 13.3% 17.6%


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