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Welcome to the Political Science Department

Election Resource Center

The Political Science Department at SSU is pleased to provide information and data that will help students participate and make more informed decisions in the upcoming November 6th General Election.   All of these resources are non-partisan and contain no recommendations on any specific candidate or ballot measure.  

Registration and Voting Information

This document was prepared especially for students in order to provide them with important information about registration and voting, including key deadlines. It was prepared by: former Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Janice Morrissey (Atkinson).

California County Registrar of Voters Offices

This spreadsheet contains the name and contact information for all County Registrar of Voters offices in California. It will help students who are registered to vote in any California county, ascertain their registration and voting status, and get answers to any other questions they might have about voting.

California Campaign Contribution Data on Statewide Ballot Measures

This spreadsheet provides students with summarized and detailed data of who financially supported and opposed the statewide measures on the November 2018 Ballot. The data was compiled jointly with SSU faculty members and journalists at the Sacramento Bee.

For questions about these election resources, please contact Professor Richard Hertz at:  


The Political Science program at Sonoma State University offers excellent opportunities for the study of government and politics. Over 40 courses cover all major aspects of the discipline. Students develop an understanding of human behavior as this relates to politics. They learn to discuss and analyze critically the many current public policy issues facing the United States and the world. They are taught how to analyze and understand world affairs and comparative politics. They are trained in the appropriate research techniques for the study of political processes.

Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Master's in Public Administration
  • Minor in Political Science
  • Teaching Credential Preparation