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Election Season is Here

October 21, 2016

10-21-16-image1We are now in the last big rush before voting day, which is just few short weeks away on Tuesday, November 8th. There are a lot of different propositions for counties and the state on this year’s ballot. As registered voters, we have the right, and the responsibility to have our votes counted. It’s also important to know what issues you are voting for, or against. Listed below is a brief summary of the big ballot issues this election season.

  • Proposition 51: State-wide school bond.
  • Proposition 52: Extends the current statues for State fees on hospitals.
  • Proposition 53: Amends the rules and process for revenue bonds and voter approval of them.
  • Proposition 54: Prohibits the Legislature from passing any bill unless it is published online for a minimum of 72 hours prior to a vote taking place.
  • Proposition 55: A tax extension to fund education and healthcare for the state.
  • Proposition 56: State-wide cigarette tax to fund healthcare, tobacco use prevention, research and law enforcement.
  • Proposition 57: Changes the sentencing rules for criminal sentences for adult and juvenile offenders.
  • Proposition 58: Would repeal Proposition 227, and allow schools to determine their own language methods and programs.
  • Proposition 59: This is an advisory proposition, that, if passed, would allow for California’s elected officials to propose an amendment to overturn the United States Supreme Court ruling from 2010, in which Corporations were given the same status as individuals in regards to political contributions.
  • Proposition 60: State Health Care regulations for adult film performers.
  • Proposition 61: Focuses on standard pricing for State prescription drug purchases.
  • Proposition 62: A measure to eliminate the Death Penalty in the State of California.
  • 10-21-16-image2Proposition 63: Would require individuals to apply for a four-year permit in order to purchase ammunition for firearms from the California Department of Justice.
  • Proposition 64: This state-wide measure would legalize the possession and use of recreational marijuana for personal use in private residences.
  • Proposition 65: This is a new attempt to ban single-use bags for shopping stores. This measure creates a new fund to be administered by the Wildlife Conservation Board, which would be funded from the sale of reusable bags in retailers and grocery stores.
  • Proposition 66: Changes the process of the current California State Death Penalty law.
  • Proposition 67: Referendum to overturn the ban on single-use plastic bags.

No matter how you decide to vote on these propositions, let your voice be heard, and remember to vote in November. If you need to register to vote, or update your registration, especially if you moved recently, you can do so online at the California Secretary of State website. If you prefer to mail your registration, you can pick up copies of the form at your local US Post Office or DMV. Another great resource to answer any voter registration questions you may have is CAVotes.com.

Remember, the deadline to register to vote is coming up soon on October 24th, 15 days prior to the election date. When you are ready to sell your home, my team and I are ready to help you through the entire process. Our goal is to make your experience both easy and pleasurable. Contact us today at (925) 634-7820, or by email at realestate@cecily.com.

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