Ballot Measures

California Ballot Propositions

These guides provide you with concise descriptions of ballot measures including non-partisan analyses, official voter information, background materials, pro-and-con websites, newspaper articles and editorials, opinion polls, political endorsements, and financial-contribution records. See our Ballot Initiative Endorsements page for positions on the propositions by major organizations. The Official Voter Guide is available from the Secretary of State.

Final election results are included on the individual Proposition pages.

Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010
Congressional district lines to be re-drawn by a committee
Increase vehicle license fees to fund state parks
Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Protection Act
Suspend pollution control laws until unemployment falls below 5.5%
Eliminates three business tax provisions
State budget can be passed with a simple majority vote
Increases vote requirements for fees and charges
Return task of redistricting to the California State Legislature (repealing Prop 11)
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Sec. of State News Updates

Secretary of State Debra Bowen is encouraging all businesses, nonprofit organizations, community groups and every other Californian to promote voter registration with their own creative outreach events during a specially designated week. California Voter Registration Week includes National Voter Registration Day, which is September 24.
SACRAMENTO - California Secretary of State Debra Bowen today published the certified list of state candidates who will appear on the November 4, 2014, General Election ballot.
SACRAMENTO - Following action by the Legislature and the Governor last night creating a new water bond measure for the November 4 General Election ballot, Secretary of State Debra Bowen today invited interested Californians to submit arguments to be considered for inclusion in a second voter information guide. The new water bond measure is Proposition 1.

The Ballot Measures resources are collected and edited by the staff of the Institute of Governmental Studies Library at UC Berkeley. An archive of information on propositions from past elections is also available.


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