Official Results
Yes votes:
1,623,568 [42.5%]
No votes:
2,189,734 [57.5%]

The state ban on funding for political campaigns for elected offices would be lifted. For the 2014 and 2018 elections, candidates for the office of Secretary of State could choose to receive public funds to pay for the costs of campaigns if they reached certain requirements. Charges related to lobbyists would be increased to pay for these costs.

For more information on this proposition, including voter resources, in-depth analysis, and endorsements, please see the California Choices web site.

Pro

Supporters say that the amount of money in politics is detrimental and corrupts the political system. They claim that Proposition 15 will get politicians to focus on California's priorities instead of raising money.

Con

Opponents say that Proposition 15 will raise taxes without accountability. They claim that the Proposition will provide taxpayer money to politicians to fund their campaigns while still allowing politicians to raise money from special interest groups.