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Instructions for Finding Elected Officials Online
Updated: January 10, 2007 

  1. Start your web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape)

  2. Go to LearnCalifornia.org

  3. Click on Students

  4. Click on Levels of Government in California

  5. To find your President, Vice President and Senators, click on Your Representatives then click on the word [MORE…] next to the Federal section. Enter this information on your Elected Officials Worksheet.

  6. Click on the back button/arrow to return to the Your Respresentatives page.

  7. To find your State Legislative Offices, click on Your Representatives then click on the word [MORE…] next to the California section to find the State elected officials. Enter this information on your Elected Officials Worksheet.

  8. To find your congressman, go to Find Your Representative.

  9. Click on United States Congress to find your Congressman.

  10. A page will come up asking for your state and zip code. Enter this information and you will be taken to a page allowing you to email your congressman. Your congressman will be listed at the top of the page. (Some zip codes are in more than one representatives’ district. In that case you will need to enter the +4 digits of your zip code. If you don’t know these, click on the blue ZIP+4 Lookup. This will take you to the Postal service ZIP+4 lookup site. Enter your home address, city and state, then click on process. Your +4 zip code will be returned to you. Click on the Back button/arrow until you return to the Write Your Representative site where you can enter the entire zip code to find your Congressman)

  11. Fill in the information on your Elected Officials Worksheet.

  12. Click on the back button/arrow two times to return to the Secretary of State's, Find Your Representative page.

  13. Click on State Senate and State Assembly

  14. Type in your zip code.

  15. A Page will show both your State Senator and Assembly Member

  16. Go to California Counties Websites. You will see a list of all the counties. Click on your county. You will be taken to your county web site. You will be looking for your county board of supervisors. Since each county web site is different, you will need to look around the site for reference to the Board of Supervisors or elected officials. Frequently, sites have a place you can click to find out about the board of supervisors. You will need to see a map of the county districts to find your representative. There are four counties that do not have web sites (Modoc, Mono, Tehema, Toulumne). In those counties, it will be necessary to call the county offices or look in the front of the local telephone book/directory to see if the county supervisors are listed.

  17. If you live in an incorporated city, you can find the names of your local representative by going to the city web site. For a list of cities web sites, click on California Cities Online.

  18. For extra credit, find out what other officers are elected in your county or city. This information can often be found on the county or city web sites.


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