MS 269 San Diego Election Collection

Summary Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection
San Diego Historical Society.
San Diego Election Collection
MS 269
Date [inclusive]
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
The collection contains San Diego election results and related materials between 1849-1990.

Preferred Citation

San Diego Election Collection, MS 269, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

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Biographical / Historical Notes

San Diego has historically held federal, state, local, and school elections. Materials associated with elections and campaigns include names of registered voters, political party tickets, campaign literature, sample ballots and public statements of election expenses.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains San Diego election results, poll lists (names of voters), sample ballots, party tickets and campaign literature. Nomination and auditing committee statements are also included. Correspondence and newspaper articles discuss elections and political campaigns. Additionally, some election materials are included from outside of San Diego County. Of interest is a petition to the Superintendent of Schools for San Diego County requesting the establishment of a school district combining Lucerne and Elsinore.

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Collection materials are arranged by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

San Diego History Center Document Collection May 16, 2012

1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Alison Hennessey on May 16, 2012.

Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • San Diego (Calif.)
  • San Diego County (Calif.)


  • Ballot
  • Campaign literature
  • Election districts — California
  • Election districts — California — Maps
  • Elections
  • Local elections
  • Nominations for office
  • Petitions
  • Presidental candidates
  • Presidents — United States — Election
  • School elections
  • Voting

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some election results are faded, torn and/or have brittle edges. (May 14, 2012)

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Collection Inventory

Poll lists and election results, 1849 November 13–1908 November 3 and undated


Copies of election results from 1849 and 1853 from the California State Archives

Election results for San Diego Township, March 6, 1954 (in F4D1)

Election results for Santa Isabel Township, San Luis Rey Township and San Diego Township, September 6, 1854 (in F4D1)

Election results for San Diego Township, September 6, 1854 (in F4D1)

List of voters, San Diego, September 6, 1854 (in F4D1)

Election results, September 5, 1855 (in F4D1)

Election results for Temecula precinct, November 4, 1856 (in F4D1)

Election results for Colorado Township, November 4, 1856 (in F4D1)

Poll list and election results for San Luis Rey Township, November 4, 1856 (in F4D1)

General election results for multiple precincts, September 16, 1867 (in F4D1)

Election results, undated (in F4D1)

List of voters, undated (in F4D1)

Sample ballots and election information, 1921 March 22-1990 November 6 1:2
Party tickets, 1879–1884 and undated


Grant and Colfax Electoral Ticket, undated (U.S. Presidential Election of 1868)

Nomination and Auditing Committee statements, 1893 February 23-1900 October 1


Certificate of nomination for Frank L. Rawson, Independent Party candidate for Assembly and declaration of auditing committee, February 23, 1893

Statement on behalf of the Democratic Party Committee to nominate candidates to office, September 1, 1900

“Acceptance and Consent to Act” statements of auditing committee to oversee election expenses on behalf of candidates running for office, October 1, 1900

Election expenses, 1855 October 30–1902 November 29 and undated


Itemized statements and receipts

Campaign literature, 1974 and undated


Campaign statement by James McCoy, M. Sherman and A. E. Horton, undated (circa mid-1800s)

“Vote No on Proposition A” mailer from the Committee for Responsible Redevelopment, undated (in F4D1)

Correspondence, 1856 November 4-1917 June 2 1:7
Maps, 1894


San Diego County map showing supervisor districts, voting precincts, and political statistics, 1894

Articles, 1887 October 3–1986 March 25 and undated 1:9
Miscellanea, 1871–1892 and undated


Petition to Carr Wagner, Superintendent of Schools for San Diego County, requesting legislation to establish a high school combining the school districts of Lucerne and Elsinore, to be called the Union High School District of Elsinore, undated (in F4D1)

Names to be entered on the Great Register of the County of San Diego, October 9, 1871

Democratic “tissue ticket” for Charleston County, 1880

Letter from Alhambra, California regarding Florida election results, 1892

Certificate of Cancellation of the Great Register of Solano County, August 18, 1871

Regular Workingmen’s ticket for Santa Barbara County, 1879

Description of Sweetwater voting precinct to be created, undated

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