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   CA Proposition 14 - Top Two Primaries Act

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Top Two Primaries

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

11/30/2009 12:00 pm

Polls Open

6/8/2010 6:00 am

Polls Close

6/8/2010 8:00 pm

Term Starts

6/9/2010 12:00 pm

Term Ends

11/30/9998 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 4/4/2010, Updated 8/23/2010

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NARRATIVE

Ballot title and label: "Elections. Increases Right to Participate in Primary Elections." Reforms the primary election process for congressional, statewide, and legislative races. Allows all voters to choose any candidate regardless of the candidate’s or voter’s political party preference. Ensures that the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will appear on the general election ballot regardless of party preference. Official summary: Encourages increased participation in elections for congressional, legislative, and statewide offices by reforming 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. Estimated fiscal impact: The data are insufficient to identify the amount of any increase or decrease in costs to administer elections will increase.


DEBATES

EVENTS

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

6/10/2010 1:30 am

Rule Change

Politicians, analysts question new open primary system

4/27/2010 12:00 am

Analysis

Insight: Why Republicans oppose Prop. 14

4/25/2010 12:00 am

Editorial

Proposition 14: Create real competition

2/19/2010 2:00 am

Speculative

Will Prop. 14 kill third parties?


MAP OF THIS ELECTION

 


RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Yes
(YES)
Announced 11/30/2009

2,764,158
53.62%

 

No
(NO)
Announced 11/30/2009

2,390,545
46.38%

 

Source for election returns: http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/props/59.htm


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