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California’s Ballot Propositions


FCLCA publishes recommendations and analyses of propositions that appear on the ballot during a statewide general election in even-numbered years.  They are published online and communicated to our supporters.

Ballot measures may be placed on the ballot in two ways:

The Legislature has the ability to place constitutional amendments, bond measures, and proposed changes in law on the ballot.

Any California voter can put an initiative or a referendum on the ballot by following the "How to Qualify an Initiative process."

Visit the California Secretary of State's website to learn more and to see what measures have qualified for the next election.


Ballot Proposition

A proposal placed before the voters. In California, statewide ballot propositions include initiatives and referendums (see below).  They may be used to revise state law.

In addition, all amendments to the California Constitution (which sets forth the fundamental laws by which the State of California is governed) come about as a result of constitutional amendments approved by the voters at a statewide election.


Allows a proponent to bypass the Legislature and go directly to the voters to address an issue of public concern.

Upon obtaining title and summary from the Attorney General, the proponent has 150 days to gather the signatures of registered voters. If the initiative revises state law, qualified signatures must total at least five percent of the votes cast for governor in the last gubernatorial election. If the initiative revises the California Constitution, the threshold increases to eight percent.


Allows the voters to reject or approve all or part of a law passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor. To qualify for the ballot requires a petition with the signatures of qualified voters totaling at least five percent of the votes cast in the last gubernatorial election.

Proposition 30: Temporary Taxes to Fund Education, Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. SUPPORT.

Proposition 31: State Budget, State and Local Government. OPPOSE.

Proposition 32: Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction, Contributions to Candidates. OPPOSE.

Proposition 33: Auto Insurance Companies Pricing. OPPOSE.

Proposition 34: Death Penalty Abolition. SUPPORT.

Proposition 35: Human Trafficking Penalties. OPPOSE.

Proposition 36: Three Strikes Reform. SUPPORT.

Proposition 37: Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling.  SUPPORT.

Proposition 38: Taxes for Education, Early Childhood Development Programs. OPPOSE.

Proposition 39: Tax Treatment for Multi-State Corporations, Clean Energy Programs. SUPPORT.

Proposition 40: Redistricting, State Senate Districts, REFERENDUM. SUPPORT.