Ballot Guide

November 3, 2020 Ballot Prop. 17

Proposition 17: Voting Rights for People on Parole Official Results

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

Yes votes: 9,985,065 (58.6%)

No votes: 7,068,706 (41.4%)

Currently, the California Constitution disqualifies people with felonies from voting until their imprisonment and parole are completed. Proposition 17 alters the State Constitution to allow people on state parole to register to vote, thereby allowing them to vote. As current state law allows registered voters to...

November 3, 2020 Ballot Prop. 18

Proposition 18: Voting Rights for 17-Year-Olds Official Results

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

Yes votes: 7,513,957 (44.0%)

No votes: 9,577,238 (56.0%)

Proposition 18 would allow 17-year-olds who will be 18 years old by the date of the next general election to vote in any special election or primary election that occurs before the next general election. As current state law allows registered voters to run for elected office, this measure would result in...

November 3, 2020 Ballot Prop. 15

Proposition 15: Commercial Property Taxes Official Results

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

Yes votes: 8,212,641 (48.0%)

No votes: 8,885,052 (52.0%)

Proposition 15 requires most commercial land and buildings to be taxed based on how much they could be sold for instead of their original purchase price. This change does not affect housing and agricultural land. This change is put in place over time starting in 2022. However, the change does not start before...

November 3, 2020 Ballot Prop. 16

Proposition 16: Restoring Affirmative Action Official Results

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

Yes votes: 7,216,721 (42.8%)

No votes: 9,655,024 (57.2%)

Proposition 16 would repeal Proposition 209 (1996) by permitting state and local entities to consider race, sex, color, ethnicity, and national origin in public education, public employment, and public contracting to the extent allowed under federal and state law.

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November 3, 2020 Ballot Prop. 14

Proposition 14: Stem Cell Research Official Results

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

Yes votes: 8,588,156 (51.1%)

No votes: 8,221,692 (48.9%)

Proposition 14 permits the state to sell $5.5 billion in general obligation bonds primarily for stem cell research and the development of new medical treatments in California. Specifically, the measure would fund grants to support research and the development of treatments (including clinical trials) for specific...

November 8, 2016 Ballot Prop. 53

Proposition 53: Voter Approval Requirement for Revenue Bonds Over $2 Billion Official Results

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

Yes votes: 6,508,909 (49.4%) No votes: 6,660,555 (50.6%)

Requires statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for certain projects if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion. Fiscal Impact: State and local fiscal effects are unknown and would depend on which projects are affected by the...

June 5, 2018 Ballot Prop. 69

Proposition 69: Transportation Taxes and Fees Allocation Official Results

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

Yes votes: 5,386,972 (81.0%)

No votes: 1,262,455 (19.0%)

Proposition 69 amends the State Constitution to require that the Legislature spend revenues from the 2017 diesel sales taxes and vehicle license fees on transportation purposes. This requirement also applies to existing diesel sales tax revenues—not just those imposed by the...

June 5, 2018 Ballot Prop. 70

Proposition 70: Spending Rules for Cap and Trade Revenue Official Results

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

Yes votes:2,251,740 (35.3%)

No votes: 4,126,406 (64.7%)

Beginning on January 1, 2024, revenue collected from the sale of state greenhouse gas emission permits would be deposited into a new special fund. These deposits would continue until the effective date of a bill that spends money from that fund, passed with a two-thirds vote of each house of the...

June 5, 2018 Ballot Prop. 68

Proposition 68: Parks and Water Projects Bond Official Results

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

Yes votes: 3,808,000 (57.4%)

No votes: 2,831,899 (42.6%)

This proposition allows the state to sell a total of $4.1 billion in General Obligation bonds for various natural resources-related programs. This total includes $4 billion in new bonds. It also includes a redirection of $100 million in unsold bonds that voters previously approved for...

November 6, 2018 Ballot Prop. 12

Proposition 12: Improve Conditions for Farm Animals Official Results

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

Yes votes: 7,551,434 (62.7%)

No votes: 4,499,702 (37.3%)

Proposition 12 would ban meat and eggs sales from calve, pigs, or hens raised in pens smaller than a spcified number of feet. Specifically, hens could not be raised in pens with less than 1 foot of floor space. Pigs could not be raised in pens with less than 24 feet of floor space. And calves could...