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March 3, 2020 : Presidential Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 13 (2020): School and College Facilities Bond 2,233,528 [44.1%] 2,826,535 [55.9%]
Ballot Endorsements for March 3, 2020 Measures -- --
November 6, 2018 : General
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 1 (2018): Affordable housing bond [6,751,018] 56.2% [5,258,157] 43.8%
Proposition 2 (2018): Mental Health Funding for Housing [7,662,528] 63.4% [4,417,327] 36.6%
Proposition 3 (2018): Water Bond [5,879,836] 49.3% [6,034,991] 50.7%
Proposition 4 (2018): Childrens Hospital Bond [7,551,298] 62.7% [4,494,143] 37.3%
Proposition 5 (2018): Portable Prop 13 [4,813,251] 40.2% [7,152,993] 59.8%
Proposition 6 (2018): Gas Tax Repeal [5,283,222] 43.2% [6,952,081] 56.8%
Proposition 7 (2018): Repeal Daylight Savings Time [7,167,315] 59.7% [4,828,564] 40.3%
Proposition 8 (2018): Dialysis Clinic Regulation [4,845,264] 40.1% [7,247,917] 59.9%
Proposition 10 (2018): Expanded Rent Control [4,949,543] 40.6% [7,251,443] 59.4%
Proposition 11 (2018): Paramedic Break Time [7,181,116] 59.6% [4,861,831] 40.4%
Proposition 12 (2018): Improve Conditions for Farm Animals [7,551,434] 62.7% [4,499,702] 37.3%
Ballot Endorsements for November 6, 2018 Measures -- --
June 5, 2018 : Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 68: Parks and Water Projects Bond 3,808,000 [57.4%] 2,831,899 [42.6%]
Proposition 69: Transportation Taxes and Fees Allocation [5,386,972] 81.0% [1,262,455] 19.0%
Proposition 70: Spending Rules for Cap and Trade Revenue [2,251,740] 35.3% [4,126,406] 64.7%
Proposition 71: Effective Date of Ballot Measures [4,995,361] 77.6% [1,439,686] 22.4%
Proposition 72: Exclude Rainwater Capture Systems from Tax Assessment [5,537,110] 84.6% [1,009,853] 15.4%
Ballot Endorsements for June 5, 2018 Measures -- --
November 8, 2016 : General
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 51: Public School Facilities Improvement 7,516,142 [55.2%] 6,104,294 [44.8%]
Proposition 52: Voter Approval to Divert Hospital Fees to Medi-Cal 9,427,714 [70.1%] 4,026,710 [29.9%]
Proposition 53: Voter Approval Requirement for Revenue Bonds Over $2 Billion 6,508,909 [49.4%] 6,660,555 [50.6%]
Proposition 54: Publication of Legislative Bills Prior to Vote 8,607,266 [65.4%] 4,559,903 [34.6%]
Proposition 55: Extension of Personal Income Tax Increases 8,594,273 [63.3%] 4,988,329 [36.7%]
Proposition 56: Tobacco Tax Increase 8,980,448 [64.4%] 4,957,994 [35.6%]
Proposition 57: Parole for Non-Violent Criminals; Juvenile Court Trial Requirements 8,790,723 [64.5%] 4,847,354 [35.5%]
Proposition 58: Allow Non-English Languages in Public Education 9,994,454 [73.5%] 3,598,855 [26.5%]
Proposition 59: Overturn of Citizens United Act Advisory Question 6,845,943 [53.2%] 6,027,084 [46.8%]
Proposition 60: Condom Requirement in Pornographic Films 6,168,388 [46.3%] 7,146,039 [53.7%]
Proposition 61: Drug Price Standards 6,254,342 [46.8%] 7,109,642 [53.2%]
Proposition 62: Repeal of the Death Penalty 6,361,788 [46.8%] 7,218,625 [53.2%]
Proposition 63: Large Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban 8,663,159 [63.1%] 5,070,772 [36.9%]
Proposition 64: Marijuana Legalization 7,979,041 [57.1%] 5,987,020 [42.9%]
Proposition 65: Revenue from Disposable Bag Sales to Support Environmental Projects 6,222,547 [46.1%] 7,276,478 [53.9%]
Proposition 66: Death Penalty Procedures 6,626,159 [51.1%] 6,333,731 [48.9%]
Proposition 67: Plastic Bag Ban 7,228,900 [53.3%] 6,340,322 [46.7%]
Ballot Endorsements for Nov. 8, 2016 Measures -- --
June 7, 2016 : Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 50: Members of the Legislature: Suspension 3,766,852 [75.3%] 1,238,521 [24.7%]
Ballot Endorsements for June 7, 2016 Measures -- --
Nov. 4, 2014: General
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 1: Funding For Water Quality, Supply, Treatment, And Storage Projects. 4,771,350 [67.1%] 2,336,676 [32.9%]
Proposition 2: Budget Stabilization Account 4,831,045 [69.1%] 2,158,004 [30.9%]
Proposition 45: Health Insurance Rate Changes 2,917,882 [41.1%] 4,184,416 [58.9%]
Proposition 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing Of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. 2,376,817 [33.2%] 4,774,364 [66.8%]
Proposition 47: Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. 4,238,156 [59.6%] 2,871,943 [40.4%]
Proposition 48: Indian Gaming Compacts 2,702,157 [39.0%] 4,219,881 [61.0%]
Ballot Endorsements for Nov. 4, 2014 Measures -- --
June 3, 2014: Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 41: Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act 2,328,377 [65.3%] 1,236,276 [34.7%]
Proposition 42 : Public Information 2,126,079 [61.9%] 1,309,953 [38.1%]
Ballot Endorsements for June 3, 2014 Measures -- --
November 6, 2012 : General
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund State Programs 7,014,114 [55.4%] 5,653,636 [44.6%]
Proposition 31: State Budget 4,642,088 [39.5%] 7,115,164 [60.5%]
Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction 5,400,218 [43.4%] 7,043,915 [56.6%]
Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Prices 5,510,281 [45%] 6,737,570 [55%]
Proposition 34: Death Penalty 5,974,243 [48%] 6,460,262 [52%]
Proposition 35: Human Trafficking Penalties 10,078,476 [81.3%] 2,310,610 [18.7%]
Proposition 36: Revision of the Three Strikes Law 8,575,619 [69.3%] 3,798,216 [30.7%]
Proposition 37: Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods 6,088,713 [48.6%] 6,442,370 [51.4%]
Proposition 38: Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs 3,541,199 [28.7%] 8,789,890 [71.3%]
Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses 7,384,416 [61.1%] 4,701,562 [38.9%]
Proposition 40: California State Senate Redistricting 8,354,156 [71.9%] 3,258,740 [28.1%]
Ballot Endorsements for Nov. 6, 2012 Measures -- --
June 5, 2012 : Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 28: Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office 2,652,766 [61.2%] 1,679,049 [38.8%]
Proposition 29: Imposes Additional Tax on Cigarettes for Cancer Research 2,193,542 [49.6%] 2,230,666 [ 50.4%]
Endorsements: June 2012 Primary -- --
November 2, 2010 : General
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 19: Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 4,643,592 [46.5%] 5,333,230 [53.5%]
Proposition 20: Congressional district lines to be re-drawn by a committee 5,743,069 [61.3%] 3,636,892 [38.7%]
Proposition 21: Increase vehicle license fees to fund state parks 4,190,643 [42.7%] 5,615,595 [57.3%]
Proposition 22: Local Taxpayer, Public Safety & Transportation Protection Act 5,733,755 [60.7%] 3,725,014 [39.3%]
Proposition 23: Suspend pollution control laws until unemployment falls below 5.5% 3,733,883 [38.4%] 5,974,564 [61.6%]
Proposition 24: Eliminates three business tax provisions 3,947,502 [49.1%] 5,470,477 [58.1%]
Proposition 25: State budget can be passed with a simple majority vote 5,262,052 [55.1%] 4,292,648 [44.9%]
Proposition 26: Increases vote requirements for fees and charges 4,923,834 [52.5%] 4,470,234 [47.5%]
Proposition 27: Return task of redistricting to the California State Legislature (repealing Prop 11) 3,736,443 [40.5%] 5,468,703 [59.5%]
Endorsements: November 2010 General -- --
June 8, 2010 : Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 13: Seismic Retrofitting 3,263,664 [84.6%] 598,245 [15.4%]
Proposition 14: Primary Elections 2,117,064 [54.2%] 1,795,744 [45.8%]
Proposition 15: Fair Elections 1,623,568 [42.5%] 2,189,734 [57.5%]
Proposition 16: Electricity Providers 1,869,805 [47.7%] 2,049,858 [52.3%]
Proposition 17: Auto Insurance 1,889,363 [48.1%] 2,038,215 [51.9%]
Endorsements: June 2010 Primary -- --
May 19, 2009 : Special Election
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 1A (2009): Changes the way the state sets aside "rainy day" funds 1,668,216 [34.6]% 3,152,141 [65.4%]
Proposition 1B (May 18, 2009): Payments to K-12 education 1,834,242 [38.1]% 2,975,560 [61.9%]
Proposition 1C: Allows state to borrow from lottery profits 1,708,800 [35.6%] 3,085,138 [64.4]%
Proposition 1D: Redirects Proposition 10 (1998) funds 1,633,107 [34%] 3,157,680 [66%]
Proposition 1E: The Mental Health Services Act: Proposition 63 Amendments 1,597,907 [33.5%] 3,169,163 [66.5%]
Proposition 1F: State Officer Salary Increases 3,565,419 [74.3%] 1,237,694 [25.7%]
Endorsements: May 2009 Special -- --
November 4, 2008 : General
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 1A (2008): Changes the way the state sets aside "rainy day" funds 1,668,216 [34.6%] 3,152,141 [65.4%]
Proposition 2: Treatment of Farm Animals 8,203,769 [63.5%] 4,731,738 [37%]
Proposition 3: Children's Hospital Projects 6,984,319 [55.3%] 5,654,586 [44.7%]
Proposition 4: Parental Notification of Abortion 6,220,473 [48%] 6,728,478 [52%]
Proposition 5: Drug treatment and Parole for Criminals 5,155,206 [40.5%] 7,566,783 [59.5%]
Proposition 6: Changes in Parole, Sentencing, and Juvenile Justice Systems 3,824,372 [30.8%] 8,559,647 [69.2%]
Proposition 7: Utility Regulations 4,502,235 [35.5%] 8,155,181 [64.5%]
Proposition 8: Ban on Same-Sex Marriage 7,001,084 [52.3%] 6,401,482 [47.7%]
Proposition 9: Victims' Rights Laws 6,682,465 [53.9%] 5,728,968 [46.1%]
Proposition 10: Renewable Energy and Alternative Fuel 5,098,666 [40.5%] 7,464,154 [59.5%]
Proposition 11: Redistricting Reform 6,095,033 [50.9%] 5,897,655 [49.1%]
Proposition 12: Home Loans to Veterans 7,807,630 [63.6%] 4,481,196 [36.4%]
Endorsements: November 2008 General -- --
June 3, 2008 : Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 98: Eminent Domain and Rent Control Elimination 1,675,213 [38.4%] 2,677,456 [61.6%]
Proposition 99: Eminent Domain 2,678,106 [62%] 1,644,509 [38%]
Endorsements: June 2008 Primary -- --
February 5, 2008 : Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 91: Transportation Funding 3,427,588 [41.6%] 4,794,776 [58.4%]
Proposition 92: Community Colleges Funding 3,613,332 [42.7%] 4,831,445 [57.3%]
Proposition 93: Term Limits 3,961,466 [46.4%] 4,574,826 [53.6%]
Proposition 94 : Tribal Compacts 4,812,313 [55.6%,] 3,848,998 [44.4%]
Proposition 95: Tribal Compacts 4,809,573 [55.65] 3,841,352 [44.4%]
Proposition 96: Tribal Compacts 4,785,413 [55.5%] 3,844,408 [44.5%]
Proposition 97: Tribal Compacts 4,786,884 [55.5%] 3,838,892 [44.5%]
Endorsements: February 2008 Primary -- --
November 7, 2006 : General
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 1A (2006): Transportation Funding Protection 6,400,587 [77%] 1,916,925 [23%]
Proposition 1B: Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security 5,112,142 [61.4%] 3,218,657 [38.6%]
Proposition 1C: Housing and Emergency Shelter 4,814,850 [57.8%] 3,521,055 [42.3%]
Proposition 1D: Public Education Facilities 4,754,868 [56.9%] 3,602,055 [43.1%]
Proposition 83: Sexual Predator Punishment and Control 5,926,800 [70.5%] 2,483,597 [29.5%]
Proposition 84: Safe Drinking Water 4,431,945 [53.8%] 3,807,005 [46.1%]
Proposition 85: Parental Notification of Abortion 3,868,714 [45.8%] 4,576,128 [54.2%]
Proposition 86: Tobacco Tax Act of 2006 4,136,358 [48.3% ] 4,425,689 [51.7%]
Proposition 87: Clean Alternative Energy 3,861,217 [45.4%] 4,635,265 [54.6%]
Proposition 88: Classroom Learning and Accountability 1,947,312 [23.3%] 6,396,956 [76.7%]
Proposition 89: Clean Money and Fair Elections 2,124,728 [25.7%] 6,132,618 [74.3%]
Proposition 90: Eminent Domain 3,932,043 [47.6%] 4,324,722 [52.4%]
Endorsements: November 2006 General -- --
June 6, 2006 : Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 81: Library Construction and Literacy Improvement 2,326,354 [47.3%] 2,591,012 [52.7%]
Proposition 82: Universal Preschool 1,958,243 [39.2%] 3,036,283 [60.8%]
Endorsements: June 2006 Primary -- --
November 8, 2005 : Special Election
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 73: Parental Notification of Abortion 3,676,592 [47.2%] 4,109,430 [52.8%]
Proposition 74: Teacher Tenure 3,516,071 [44.8%] 4,329,025 [55.2%]
Proposition 75: Union Dues for Political Purposes 3,644,006 [46.5%] 4,190,412 [53.5%]
Proposition 76: Spending Limits/School Funding 2,948,243 [37.6%] 4,877,735 [62.4%]
Proposition 77: Redistricting 3,130,541 [40.2%] 4,641,633 [59.8%]
Proposition 78: Prescription Drug Discounts 3,199,193 [41.5%] 4,508,873 [58.5%]
Proposition 79: Prescription Drug Discounts 3,003,912 [39.3%] 4,625,132 [60.70%]
Proposition 80: Electricity Regulation 2,580,536 [34.4%] 4,920,679 [65.6%]
Endorsements: November 2005 Special -- --
November 2, 2004 : General
Title Yes votes No votes
Proposition 1A (2004): Protection of Local Government Revenues 9,411,198 [83.7%] 1,840,002 [16.3%]
Proposition 59: Access to Government Information 9,334,852 [83.4%] 1,870,146 [16.6%]
Proposition 60: Primary Elections 7,227,433 [67.6%] 3,478,774 [32.4%]
Proposition 60A: Surplus State Property 7,776,374 [73.3%] 2,843,435 [26.7%]
Proposition 61: Children's Hospitals 6,629,095 [58.3%] 4,750,309 [41.7%]
Proposition 62: Primary Elections 5,119,155 [46.1%] 5,968,770 [53.9%]
Proposition 63: Mental Health Services Funding 6,191,691 [53.8%] 5,337,216 [46.2%]
Proposition 64: Unfair Business Competition Laws 6,571,694 [59%] 4,578,725 [41%]
Proposition 65: Propositions 1A & 65: Local Government Revenues 3,901,748 [37.6%] 6,471,506 [62.4%]
Proposition 66: Limitation on "Three-Strikes" Law 5,604,060 [47.3%] 6,238,060 [52.7%]
Proposition 67: Emergency Medical Services 3,243,132 [28.4%] 8,165,809 [71.6%]
Proposition 68: Tribal Gaming 1,897,177 [16.2%] 9,801,284 [83.8%]
Proposition 69: DNA Samples 7,194,343 [62.1%] 4,400,826 [37.9%]
Proposition 70: Tribal Gaming 2,763,800 [23.7%] 8,880,110 [76.3%]
Proposition 71: Stem Cells 7,018,059 [51.9%] 4,867,090 [40.9%]
Proposition 72: Health Care Coverage 5,709,500 [49.1%] 5,889,936 [50.8]%
Endorsements - November 2004 General -- --
March 2, 2004 : Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Endorsements - March 2004 Primary -- --
October 7, 2003 : Special Election
Title Yes votes No votes
Endorsements - October 2003 Special -- --
November 5, 2002 : General
Title Yes votes No votes
Endorsements - November 2002 General -- --
March 5, 2002 : Primary
Title Yes votes No votes
Endorsements - March 2002 Primary -- --
November 7, 2000 : General
Title Yes votes No votes
Endorsements - November 2000 General -- --