Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

California Ballot Measure - Proposition 40

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Yes: 8354156  (71.94%) Argument For
No: 3258740  (28.06%) Argument Against

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Summary

- A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, new State Senate districts drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission.

- If the new districts are rejected, the State Senate district boundary lines will be adjusted by officials supervised by the California Supreme Court.

- State Senate districts are revised every 10 years following the federal census.

Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:

- If the voters vote “yes” and approve the state Senate district maps certified by the Citizens Redistricting
Commission, there would be no fiscal effect on state or local governments.

- If the voters vote “no” and reject the state Senate district maps certified by the Citizens Redistricting Commission, the state would incur a one-time cost of about $500,000 to establish new Senate districts. Counties would incur one-time costs of about $500,000 statewide to develop new precinct maps and related election materials for the new districts.

Measure Text

A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, new State Senate districts drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. If rejected, districts will be adjusted by officials supervised by the California Supreme Court. Fiscal Impact: Approving the referendum would have no fiscal impact on the state and local governments. Rejecting the referendum would result in a one-time cost of about $1 million to the state and counties.