November 6, 2012

Presidential Election

This site just offers information about state ballot measures. A separate project of the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund provides complete detailed information for your entire ballot (local, regional, state, and national):

Why Do Final Results Take So Long?

Election results are certified by the CA Secretary of State. Note that final results were not due from local counties until December 7 and the CA Secretary of State has until December 14 to certify results state-wide.

During each election cycle, hundreds of thousands of ballots are not counted on Election Day. Many vote-by-mail ballots arrive on Election Day. Local elections officials must confirm each voter’s registration status, signature on the envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere. Provisional ballots go through a similar process. Ballots that cannot be machine-read must be remade by elections officials.

For the most up-to-date vote counts before the statewide certified results are published, contact a county elections office directly.

Measures on the Ballot

Proposition 30 (passed)
Should the California Constitution be amended to (a) temporarily increase sales and personal income tax rates; (b) guarantee certain revenue transfers to local governments; and (c) eliminate state funding of certain mandates to local governments?
Proposition 31 (rejected)
Should the state constitution and law be amended to require government performance reviews and two-year budget cycles, to prohibit the Legislature from creating certain expenditures unless offsetting revenues or spending cuts are identified, and to make changes in certain responsibilities of local governament, the Legislature and the Governor?
Proposition 32 (rejected)
Should unions, corporations, government contractors and state and local government employers be prohibited from using payroll-deducted funds, or in some instances their own funds, for political expenditures?
Proposition 33 (rejected)
Should automobile insurance companies be permitted to offer a discount to drivers who have continuously maintained their insurance coverage, even if they change their insurance company?
Proposition 34 (rejected)
Should the death penalty be repealed and replaced with life imprisonment without possibility of parole when someone is convicted of murder with specified special circumstances?
Proposition 35 (passed)
Should the definition of human trafficking be expanded, penalties for traffickers be increased, convicted sexual traffickers be required to register as sex offenders, and additional training for law enforcement officers be required?
Proposition 36 (passed)
Should California law be amended to provide that a life sentence should not be imposed for a third felony conviction unless the third conviction is for a serious or violent felony?
Proposition 37 (rejected)
Should labeling be required on foods containing genetically modified ingredients when such foods (whether raw or processed, plant or animal) are offered for sale to consumers in California?
Proposition 38 (rejected)
Should California’s personal income tax rates be increased during 2013-24 to provide funds for public schools, early childhood education programs, and state debt payments?
Proposition 39 (passed)
Should the California tax code be changed to require multistate firms to pay income taxes based on a percentage of their sales in California, with roughly half of the resulting tax increase to be used to fund clean/efficient energy projects for five years?
Proposition 40 (passed)
Should the current state Senate districts be retained?

Candidates on the Ballot

Voters will also decide who will fill the following offices:

  • President of the United State
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House
  • State Senate
  • State Assembly

There may also be other county, judicial, and local officers as are provided by law.

Visit for information about the candidates on your ballot.

Where can I find local nonpartisan election information?

You can enter your address at and get your entire ballot and polling place.

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