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November 8, 2016California General Election

Election Results

Statewide Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting.
  • Voter Turnout: 75.3%.

Tulare County Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting.
  • Voter Turnout: 75.4%.

Ballot Measures

State of California

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Prop. 51 — Bonds for School Facilities

Passed 7,516,142 votes yes (55.2%) 6,104,294 votes no (44.8%)

Authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds for new construction and modernization of K-12 public school facilities; charter schools and vocational education facilities; and California Community Colleges facilities. 

Prop. 52 — Private Hospital Fees for Medi-Cal

Passed 9,427,714 votes yes (70.1%) 4,026,710 votes no (29.9%)

This proposition is both an Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. It extends indefinitely an existing statute that imposes fees on hospitals to fund Medi-Cal health care services, care for uninsured patients, and children’s health coverage.

Prop. 53 — Public Vote on Revenue Bonds

Failed 6,508,909 votes yes (49.4%) 6,660,555 votes no (50.6%)

Requires statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for certain projects if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion.

Prop. 54 — Changes to the Legislative Process

Passed 8,607,266 votes yes (65.4%) 4,559,903 votes no (34.6%)

This proposition prohibits the Legislature from passing any bill unless published on the Internet for 72 hours before a vote; requires the Legislature to record its proceedings and post them on the Internet; and it authorizes the use of recordings.

Prop. 55 — Extend Tax on High Income

Passed 8,594,273 votes yes (63.3%) 4,988,329 votes no (36.7%)

Extends by twelve years the temporary personal income tax increases enacted in 2012 on earnings over $250,000, with revenues allocated to K-12 schools, California Community Colleges, and, in certain years, healthcare. 

Prop. 56 — Tobacco Tax

Passed 8,980,448 votes yes (64.4%) 4,957,994 votes no (35.6%)

This proposition increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine.

Prop. 57 — Parole, Sentencing and Court Procedures

Passed 8,790,723 votes yes (64.5%) 4,847,354 votes no (35.5%)

This proposition is both an Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. It allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons; authorizes sentence credits for rehabilitation, good behavior, and education; and provides that a juvenile court judge decides whether a juvenile will be prosecuted as adult.

Prop. 58 — English Language Education

Passed 9,994,454 votes yes (73.5%) 3,598,855 votes no (26.5%)

Preserves requirement that public schools ensure students obtain English language proficiency. Requires school districts to solicit parent/community input in developing language acquisition programs. Requires instruction to ensure English acquisition as rapidly and effectively as possible. Authorizes school districts to establish dual-language immersion programs for both native and non-native English speakers.

Prop. 59 — Political Spending Advisory Question

Passed 6,845,943 votes yes (53.2%) 6,027,084 votes no (46.8%)

Asks whether California’s elected officials should use their authority to propose and ratify an amendment to the federal Constitution overturning the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United ruled that laws placing certain limits on political spending by corporations and unions are unconstitutional.

Prop. 60 — Condoms in Adult Films

Failed 6,168,388 votes yes (46.3%) 7,146,039 votes no (53.7%)

Requires adult film performers to use condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Requires producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations. Requires producers to post condom requirement at film sites.

Prop. 61 — Prescription Drug Costs

Failed 6,254,342 votes yes (46.8%) 7,109,642 votes no (53.2%)

Prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Exempts managed care programs funded through Medi-Cal.

Prop. 62 — Repealing the Death Penalty

Failed 6,361,788 votes yes (46.8%) 7,218,625 votes no (53.2%)

Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Increases the portion of life inmates’ wages that may be applied to victim restitution. 

Prop. 63 — Gun and Ammunition Sales

Passed 8,663,159 votes yes (63.1%) 5,070,772 votes no (36.9%)

Requires background check and Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition. Prohibits possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. Establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm possession by specified persons. Requires Department of Justice’s participation in federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System. 

Prop. 64 — Making Recreational Marijuana Legal

Passed 7,979,041 votes yes (57.1%) 5,987,020 votes no (42.9%)

Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older. Imposes state taxes on sales and cultivation. Provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products. Allows local regulation and taxation.

Prop. 65 — Money from Carry-Out Bags

Failed 6,222,547 votes yes (46.1%) 7,276,478 votes no (53.9%)

Redirects money collected by grocery and certain other retail stores through mandated sale of carryout bags. Requires stores to deposit bag sale proceeds into a special fund to support specified environmental projects. 

Prop. 66 — Death Penalty Court Procedures

Passed 6,626,159 votes yes (51.1%) 6,333,731 votes no (48.9%)

Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences. Designates superior court for initial petitions and limits successive petitions. Requires appointed attorneys who take noncapital appeals to accept death penalty appeals. Exempts prison officials from existing regulation process for developing execution methods. 

Prop. 67 — Plastic Bag Ban

Passed 7,228,900 votes yes (53.3%) 6,340,322 votes no (46.7%)

A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, a statute that prohibits grocery and other stores from providing customers single-use plastic or paper carryout bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags.

Local
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City of Visalia
Ballot Measures

Measure N

Passed 25,920 votes yes (65.26%) 13,800 votes no (34.74%)

To provide funding protected from Sacramento; maintain/improve essential city services including police, fire/9-1-1 emergency/ medical aide response, gang prevention programs/ neighborhood police patrols; maintain streets; reduce criminal street activity; attract/retain businesses/jobs; address homelessness; maintain youth/senior programs, and other services, shall the City of Visalia increase the sales tax by ½- ¢, providing approximately $10,800,000 annually, until ended by voters; requiring audits, citizen's oversight and all funds used locally?

Special District
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Exeter Unified School District
Ballot Measures

Measure K

Passed 2,715 votes yes (60.56%) 1,768 votes no (39.44%)

To improve the quality of education with funding that cannot be taken by the state; upgrade vocational education and performing arts facilities and classrooms; modernize science labs; improve student access to computers and modern technology; modernize/renovate classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; and make energyefficiency improvements; shall Exeter Unified School District School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 issue $18,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have NO money used for administrative or teacher salaries?

Burton Elementary School District
Ballot Measures

Measure L

Passed 2,640 votes yes (57.25%) 1,971 votes no (42.75%)

To improve the quality of education with funding that cannot be taken by the state; repair or replace leaky roofs; make health and safety improvements; replace outdated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems; upgrade inadequate electrical systems; replace deteriorating plumbing systems; and modernize outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; shall the Burton School District issue $6,500,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens' oversight committee and have NO money used for salaries?

Earlimart Elementary School District
Ballot Measures

Measure M

Passed 820 votes yes (84.28%) 153 votes no (15.72%)

To improve the quality of education for Earlimart students, modernize, construct, and improve classrooms and necessary student support facilities for school and community use, improve health, student safety and security, provide classroom technology infrastructure, and qualify the District for State matching grants, shall the Earlimart School District be authorized to issue up to $6.7 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with annual audits, Citizens' Oversight, and no money for administrator salaries?

Kern Community College District Facilities Improvement District 1
Ballot Measures

Measure J

Passed 368,890 votes yes (55.3%) 298,354 votes no (44.7%)

To upgrade classrooms to prepare students/veterans for good-paying jobs/ university transfer by updating labs/classrooms for nursing, welding, construction/ high-tech job training, repairing deteriorating gas, electrical/ sewer lines, leaky roofs, improving water conservation, ensuring access for disabled, including veterans, repairing, constructing/ acquiring facilities, sites/ equipment, shall Kern Community College District issue $502,821,000 in bonds at legal rates, funds spent locally, with citizen oversight/independent audits?

(For more information on Measure J go to http://www.sbcountyelections.com/Elections/2016/1108/Measures.aspx)

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