Guide to California’s 2010 Elections
Don’t know about you, but every November, the same thought crosses our minds: “seriously, how many $%&*% ballot propositions does one state need??”
Most of us at GOTG are involved in politics and campaigns – but even our heads swim trying to keep all the numbers and positions straight. Be that as it may, voting is our civic duty – and it’s an honor.
And with that in mind, we present our easy and quick (nonpartisan) guide to the November 2010 ballot propositions:
- 19 – Legalization (CA, not federal) of Marijuana
- YES: www.taxcannabis.org; NO: www.noonproposition19.com
- 21 – $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Partks/Wildlife Programs
- YES: www.yesforstateparks.com; NO: www.voteno21.com
- 22 – Prohibits the State from Borrowing or Taking Funds Used for Transportation, Redevelopment, or Local Government Projects and Services
- YES: www.savelocalservices.com; NO: www.votenoprop22.com
- 23 – Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Control Law (AB 32)
- YES: www.yeson23.com; NO: www.stopdirtyenergyprop.com
- 24 – Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability.
- YES: www.yesprop24.org; NO: www.stopprop24.com
- 25 – Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass Budget and Budget-Related Legislation from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes.
- YES: www.yesprop25.org; NO: www.no25yes26.com
- 26 – Requires That Certain State and Local Fees Be Approved by Two-Thirds Vote. Fees Include Those That Address Adverse Impacts on Society or the Environment Caused by the Fee-Payer’s Business.
- YES: www.nomorehiddentaxes.com; NO: www.stoppolluterprotection.com
- 27 – Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting.
- YES: n/a; NO: www.keepvotersfirst.org
Where Does My Political Party Stand on the Propositions?
- California Democratic Party
- California Republican Party
- California Libertarian Party
- California Green Party
- California Peace & Freedom Party
Find Your Polling Place
Not sure where to go vote? AT&T has a free iPhone/iPod/iPad app that provides polling place information, election calendar, candidate information and more (in English and Spanish). Search “voterhub” or click the link to download!
Other Cool Resources
- CaliforniaChoices.org has compiled a handy chart of most all third party endorsements.
- SmartVoter.org has compiled all of the candidates, measures and propositions in Sacramento.