Ballot Measures

Six measures have qualified to go before the voters in the November general election.

Melanie Mason
June 27, 2014

California voters will get to weigh in on six ballot measures this November, including a proposal to reform criminal sentencing and a Gov. Jerry Brown-backed plan for a rainy-day fund.

Thursday was the cutoff for measures to qualify for the ballot. That deadline is flexible for legislators, who have waived rules in the past to place measures on the ballot later in the summer.

The Legislature has placed two measures on the ballot so far. One is a rainy-day fund plan, a product of bipartisan negotiations this spring.

There’s also an $11.1-billion water bond plan, which was originally written in 2009. That bond has been criticized as being too bloated with earmarks. Legislators have delayed putting it on the ballot twice, and are now seeking to craft a new water bond plan to replace it.

Three initiatives and one referendum were placed on the ballot after proponents collected enough signatures to qualify. They are:

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