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Measure Details

Elections. Increases Right To Participate In Primary Elections.

California Ballot Measure - Proposition 14

Election: June 8, 2010 (Primary)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Campaign Finance and Elections

Yes
2,868,945
(53.73%)

Argument For

No
2,470,658
(46.27%)

Argument Against

Summary

-Encourages increased participation in elections for congressional, legislative, and statewide offices by changing the procedure by which candidates are selected in primary elections.
-Gives voters increased options in the primary by allowing all voters to choose any candidate regardless of the candidate's or voter's political party preference.
-Provides that candidates may choose not to have a political party preference indicated on the primary ballot.
-Provides that only the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary will appear on the general election ballot regardless of party preference.
-Does not change primary elections for President, party committee offices and nonpartisan offices.

Measure Text

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?

Yes ( ) No ( )

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