CA Votes!!!

So with elections drawing near, as in tomorrow, I have been asking around and it seems as if a lot of people are unsure on the propositions and candidates that are going to be voted upon.  So I have tried to compact the information of this election into something you might actually read today; at least before you cast your ballot tomorrow.  Now I am not going to tell you how I am voting or how you should vote, I just want to give you easy access to the information so you can make an educated decision tomorrow.

Vote Easy!

This a great tool for finding which candidate running for Senate and The House most closely resembles your views based on 12 important issues.  The site that has you answer 12 questions and based on voting records, public statements and campaign statements shows you which candidate is most like-minded to you.  Click the link and enter your Zip Code to see a list of Candidates for the Senate and House.  As you answer questions, the candidates picture that is most like you will come forward and the others back.  This is a great tool!

Now on to the Propositions on the ballot in California:

(the site linked to is the CA Voter Info Guide.  Please read or re-read about all props.  There is a lot of info here and it won’t take more than 30 min to fully understand everything you can vote on)

Prop 19: The Marijuana Bill

Prop 20: Redistricting of Congressional Districts

Prop 21: $18 Annual Tax for California State Parks

Prop 22: Prohibits the State from Borrowing Funds from Transportation, Local Government Projects/Services

Prop 23: Suspends Implementation of Air Pollution Law (AB 23) Until Unemployment Drops Below 5.5% for 1 Year

Prop 24: Repeals Recent Legislation Which Allows Businesses to Lower Their Tax Liability

Prop 25: Changes Legislative Vote Required to Pass Budget Related Issues from a 2/3 to a Simple Majority

Prop 26: Requires that Certain State and Local Fees be Approved by 2/3 Vote

Prop 27: Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting

As a final resource make sure to check out Project Vote Smart. Gives info on all things voting!  Seriously check all you local elections, Candidates voting records and campaign financing.  This site is here to make the elections as transparent and easy to understand as possible.  Filled with info so spend some time today and educate yourself for tomorrow!

These are just some basic things every citizen should understand how they would like to vote on.  For your local officials you can get information from you City Council or online their are tons of resources.  As far as for Governor I’ll leave that one up to you, I just want to say “Vote for the candidate you like, not against the one you don’t like.”

    • potenzmittel fuer die frau
    • November 9th, 2010

    I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case.
    my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it
    with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.

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