See individual proposition pages for election results.
Official results are available from the
Secretary of State's web site.
Proposition Song-- sing along and learn about the propositions!
Top Ten Donors to Propositions
-- updated thru March 7, 2000!
|California's March 7, 2000 ballot features twenty state
propositions that voters are asked to approve or reject.
Some propositions are initiatives that were placed on the ballot by petition of the
voters. The legislature has also placed many of the propositions on the ballot, either
because they are bonds or constitutional amendments that require voter approval,
or because they amend previously-approved initiatives and therefore require voter
The March 2000 ballot includes three referenda propositions, which seek to overturn
laws enacted by the Legislature. Voting on referenda measures can be confusing. It's
important to realize that a "yes" vote on a referendum means you support
retaining the law in question, while a "no" vote means you want to stop
the law that the legislature passed from being implemented.
State ballot measures are assigned numbers by the Secretary of State. Ballot measure
numbering began anew in the last election, when the last measure on the ballot was
Prop 11. Though the ballot measure numbering process is determined by law, the legislature
can and does sometimes pass additional laws that change the numbering process, as
they did with Prop 1A.
Your ballot may also include local measures, which are assigned letters rather than
To learn more about the initiative process and efforts to qualify initiatives for
the November 2000 ballot, visit the California Voter Foundation's Initiative
Watch 2000 project.