Should primary elections be structured so that voters may vote for any state
or federal candidate regardless of party registration of voter or
candidate? The two primary-election candidates receiving most
votes for an office, whether they are candidates with "no party"
or members of same or different party, would be listed on general
election ballot. Exempts presidential nominations.
- Requires primary elections where all voters may vote for any state or federal candidate regardless of how a voter or candidate is registered.
- Exempts presidential nominations and elections of party central committees.
- Only the two primary-election candidates receiving most votes for an office, whether they are candidates with "no party" or members of same or different party, would be listed on general election ballot.
- In special primary election, candidate receiving majority vote is elected.
- Requires political party's consent for identification of candidates' party registration on ballot and in other official election publications.
No significant net fiscal effect on state and local governments.
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- All voters would receive
the same primary election
ballot for most state and
federal offices. The top two
of political party identification--would be placed on the
general election ballot.
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- Voters would continue
to receive primary election
ballots based on political
party identification. The top
vote-getting candidate from
each political party would be
placed on the general election
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 62:
- The Voter Choice Primary
Initiative allows every voter--including independent voters--to
vote for the best candidate for
office, regardless of party, in
primary elections. It is similar
to the method Californians
have used for the past century
to elect mayors, council members,
county supervisors, and
Full Text of Argument In Favor
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 62:
- Proposition 62 is based on
Louisiana's radical election
system. There, it helped KKK
leader David Duke run for
ELIMINATES VOTER CHOICE
in General Elections
for WOMEN and MINORITY
Makes the Legislature LESS
Don't bring Louisiana's dirty
politics to California!
Full Text of Argument Against
- Contact FOR Proposition 62:
- Californians for an Open Primary
4150 Riverside Drive, Suite 204
Burbank, CA 91505
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 62:
- Greg Hill
Californians for Election Accountability
921 11th Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
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