- Ballot Measures
- Public Opinion
While turnout for yesterday’s primary election was unfortunately low, government reform advocates can still celebrate the passage of Prop. 14, which will institute a top-two primary system in California. Props. 16 and 17, sponsored by PG&E and Mercury Insurance respectively, were rejected by voters. The clean elections measure Prop. 15 was also defeated. Prop. 13, an uncontroversial measure related to seismic retrofits, passed with over 80% of the vote.
Political parties also chose their candidates for Governor, Senator and other statewide and local positions.
Already looking ahead to November? Check out our brief primer on November ballot measures.