November 2, 2010 Ballot Prop. 20

Proposition 20: Congressional district lines to be re-drawn by a committee

Official Results

Available once the California Secretary of State has certified the election. This can take up to 3 weeks or more.

Yes votes: 5,743,069 (61.3%)
No votes: 3,636,892 (38.7%)

Proposition 20 would transfer authority for re-drawing Congressional district boundaries from the legislature to a 14-person legislative redistricting commission made up of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

Pro/Con Statements

Supporters say that Proposition 20 will create fair congressional districts that will hold congressional representatives more accountable to voters. They also say that Proposition 20 will ensure that redistricting in the state is done in a transparent manner which is open to the public.
Opponents say that Proposition 20 will "turn the clock back" on redistricting in the state by mandating that congressional district lines are drawn according to economic status. They claim that the measure will cost the state millions, adding to the amount already approved by the legislature under the Proposition 11 process.