No matter where you live in California, your November ballot is packed with choices. Here is a page of resources to assist your pre-election research.
- Track your choices with one-page crib sheets of San Francisco ballot measures and California ballot measures. Download, print and fill them out as you research.
- Plug your information into MapLight's Voter's Edge California tool below. It breaks down each candidate and measure on your ballot, including analysis and funding data.
Two-minute summaries of California ballot measures
- Proposition 51: Bonds for schools
- Proposition 52: Private hospitals funding Medi-Cal
- Proposition 53: Revenue bonds
- Proposition 54: Legislature transparency
- Proposition 55: Tax extension of Prop 30
- Proposition 56: Raising the tobacco tax
- Proposition 57: Criminal sentencing
- Proposition 58: Multilingual education
- Proposition 59: Overturning Citizens United
- Proposition 60: Condoms in porn
- Proposition 61: Drug price relief
- Proposition 62: Abolish the death penalty
- Proposition 63: Gun and ammunition control
- Proposition 64: Legalization of marijuana
- Proposition 65: Grocery bag sales
- Proposition 66: Accelerate the death penalty
- Proposition 67: Grocery bag ban
Two-minute summaries of select San Francisco ballot measures
- SF Proposition A: School bonds
- SF Proposition B: Tax dollars to CCSF
- SF Proposition E: Street tree maintenance fund
- SF Proposition G: Police accountability
- SF Proposition N: Non-citizen voting in school board elections
- SF Proposition P: Competitive bidding for affordable housing
- SF Proposition Q: Sidewalk tent bans
- SF Proposition T: Regulating lobbying
- SF Proposition V: Sugar-sweetened beverage tax
- Measure RR: Bart bonds
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Long-form reporting on California ballot measures
- Proposition 51: Debate about the best way to fix California schools
- Proposition 56: Should California raise the tobacco tax by $2?
- Proposition 57: Tackling sentencing of juvenile offenders and parole
- Proposition 58: Rethink bilingual education in public schools
- Proposition 60: Backers of requiring condoms in porn say it helps workers. Workers disagree.
- Proposition 61: Is this the answer to rising drug prices?
- Propositions 62 & 66: Should California end the death penalty or speed it up?
- Proposition 63: Taking aim at ammo sales
- Proposition 64: California decides on legalizing recreational marijuana.
- Propositions 65 & 67: Confused about the two plastic bag props? Some say that’s by design.
Long-form reporting on San Francisco ballot measures and races
- A forum of candidates running for San Francisco Board of Education.
- Proposition N: Should non-citizen parents vote in school board elections?
- Props. M, U & P: Housing ballot measures represent competing visions of San Francisco's future.
- Proposition Q: This would ban homeless tent encampments. Opponents say there's an alternative.
- Proposition W: A tax on some real estate transfers could benefit City College.
- Measure RR: BART asks voters to fund a major rebuild
Your Call election shows
- Open line to state senator Mark Leno
- Open line to state senate candidate Scott Wiener
- Open line to state senate candidate Jane Kim
- Following the money behind elections
- What's on the San Francisco ballot?
- Rent control measures in the Bay Area
- California ballot propositions guide
- Prop 64 and the future of marijuana in California
- Transportation measures and Prop. 59
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Audience members contributed to these stories as part of KALW's elections-focused community reporting project.
Corrections: Several errors on the San Francisco ballot measures crib sheet have been corrected: Prop. A would issue a bond for $744 million, not $7.4 million. The tax described in Proposition B was set to expire in 2021, not 2017. In Proposition E, City Hall spent $5.5 million to maintain city trees in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, not 2017-2019.