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BALLOT BREAKDOWN: THESE INITIATIVES ARE HEADED YOUR WAY

 

By Ben Christopher, CALmatters

CALmatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.

February 11, 2018 (Sacramento) - Direct democracy can be an exhausting business.

This year civically engaged Californians will be expected to have informed opinions about affordable housing and park funding, how best to divvy up cap-and-trade money, how to spend the state’s new gas tax money, and when new voter-approved laws ought to be enacted.

And those are just the measures on the ballot so far.


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NEED MORE INFO ON CANDIDATES AND INITIATIVES? CHECK OUT THESE 2 WEBSITES

 
May 27, 2012 (San Diego) – If you’re looking for a source of detailed information about candidates and initiatives on your ballot, two handy sites aret www.SmartVoter.org and www.vote-smart.org.   
 
The SmartVoter site was created by the League of Women Voters of California and is now available in several other states.  Enter your address and zip at www.SmartVoter.org to view your sample ballot, with arguments for and against ballot initiatives as well as information candidates have written about themselves and links to many useful sites related to the election.

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