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.

Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office
Imposes Additional Tax on Cigarettes for Cancer Research
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Sec. of State News Updates

SACRAMENTO - Final statewide election results certified today show that just 25.2% of registered California voters participated in the June 3 primary election. It was the lowest voter turnout for any statewide election in California; the previous low was 28.2% in June 2008.
SACRAMENTO - Secretary of State Debra Bowen today assigned proposition numbers to the six measures set to appear on the November 4 General Election ballot and invited interested Californians to submit arguments to be considered for inclusion in the Secretary’s Official Voter Information Guide. The voter guide, also known as the ballot pamphlet, is mailed to every voting household in California and posted on the Secretary of State’s website. The full text and nonpartisan analysis of each proposition will also appear in the voter guide.
SACRAMENTO - Researchers now have easier and faster access to information about five California State Archives collections, Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced today.

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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