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11th Edition, November 2004 General Election

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Proposition 60: Election Rights of Political Parties. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Passed


Provides the right for political party participating in a primary election for partisan office to also participate in the general election for that office. Candidate receiving most votes from among that party's candidates in primary election for state partisan office cannot be denied placement on general election ballot.

Proposition 60 started as a portion of Senate Constitutional Amendment 18 and was put on the ballot for voter approval. SCA18 was passed in the state assembly with a 55-21 vote and in the state senate with a 28-3 vote. History of SCA18 - Full Text of Proposition

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

    Yes on Proposition 60:

    No on Proposition 60:

Follow the Money

Supporters of Proposition 60 have raised approximately $130,000 as of November 1st, 2004. Major contributors include the Voter Registration and Education Fund, the California Applicants Attorneys Association, and the PG&E Corporation.

Opponents of Proposition 60 (who are also all supporting Prop 62) have raised approximately $5 million as of October 16, 2004. Major contributors as of October 31st include Countrywide Home Loans, Inc; Charles Munger, CEO of Blue Chip Stamps, of Los Angeles; Nancy B. Munger, retired, of Los Angeles; John T. Walton, an independent investor with True North Partners, of Bentonville, AR; Rebecca Q. Morgan, retired, of Santa Clara, CA; Steve Westly, State of California Controller; Otis Booth, an investor in Los Angeles; Jerry Perenchio, a businessman with Chartwell Partners, LLC, of Los Angeles; and Richard Riordan, an attorney with Riordan & McKenzie in Los Angeles.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Prop 60 is available through Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign finance website.

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

The California Secretary of State publishes the Official Voter Information Guide with both a Quick Summary and Detailed Information about Proposition 60. The Secretary of State can also tell you who is raising and spending money on Prop 60 through Cal-Access, its campaign finance website.

Other good nonpartisan resources include the League of Women Voters' Pro/Con Analysis and In-Depth Analysis of Proposition 60, the California Journal, the McGeorge School of Law California Initiative Review and the Easy Voter Guide.

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