For all of those who have not mailed in their election ballots, you may still be looking over the State Propositions trying to figure out what a “yes” or “no” vote means for you. Some people may still be trying to figure out where they are supposed to go to vote. Here is some information that may help people out on Election Day, June 8, 2010. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.
The League of Women Voters’ website has for each proposition a Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General, Fiscal Impact from the Legislative Analyst, Meaning of Voting Yes/No, Impartial Analysis from the Legislative Analyst, and Arguments Submitted to the Secretary of State.
Besides information on the State Propositions listed below, there will be links to candidates’ lists and those who have submitted information on themselves.
Proposition 13 Limits on Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting of Existing Buildings
Should the California Constitution be amended to provide that all earthquake safety upgrades be exempt from property tax reassessment until the property is sold?
Proposition 14 Elections. Increases Right to Participate in Primary Elections
Should the California Constitution be amended to require that all candidates for statewide or congressional office run in a single primary open to all registered voters, with only the top two vote-getters, regardless of their political party preference, advancing to the general election?
Proposition 15 California Fair Elections Act
Should California lift the ban on public funding of political campaigns and establish public funding for Secretary of State candidates in the 2014 and 2018 elections?
Proposition 16 Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement for Local Public Electricity Providers
Should the California Constitution be amended to require two-thirds voter approval before local governments can start up or expand electric service?
Proposition 17 Allows Auto Insurance Companies to Base Their Prices in Part on a Driver’s History of Insurance Coverage
Should insurance companies be permitted to reduce or increase the cost of auto insurance depending on whether a driver has a history of continuous insurance coverage?