November 2016 Voter Guide California State Ballot Measures


Prop 55, Vote YES
Extends the temporary personal income tax increases approved in 2012 on incomes over $250,000 for 12 years to be used for education and healthcare funding.

Prop 57, Vote YES
Allows judges, instead of prosecutors, to decide whether a minor should be tried as an adult and aims to cut the state prison population by giving incarcerated individuals a chance to apply for earlier parole.

Prop 58, Vote YES
Provides better education for those with language barriers, by repealing Proposition 227, a 1998 initiative that ended bilingual education in the state.

Prop 59, Vote YES
Sends a message to legislators that voters support legislators overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which struck down limits on independent campaign expenditures by corporations and unions.

Prop 62, Vote YES
Eliminates California’s death penalty (and replaces it with a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole).

Prop 64, Vote YES
Legalizes the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and over, which
would reduce the number of people arrested and incarcerated for drug offenses.

Prop 66, Vote NO
Speeds up the death penalty and reduces due process by limiting appeals on death penalty sentences.

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