Election Day is almost here and Americans have been preparing to vote. Of course some have already voted in early voting. I personally like to wait and vote on the day of the election.
Of course we are all bombarded with many advertisements, but we also get official information from the government as well.
There are a lot of selections on the ballot this year.
Of course, we get to vote for President. In California you have the choice of Gloria Estala La Riva, Donald J. Trump, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton. You can also vote for a write-in candidate, but only the votes for certified write-in candidates are counted. Here we have another five choices for President: Laurence Kotlikoff, Mike Maturen, Evan McMullen, Bernie Sanders and Jerry White
Yes, you can still vote for Bernie Sanders in California. This is also the case in all 50 states, so if you are a Democrat that can’t bring yourself to vote for Hillary you can still vote for Bernie.
We also get to elect a United States Senator and United States Representative.
At the State level we get to elect a State Senator and a Member of the State Assembly.
There are also several school board races and local races for Mayor, Treasurer and Council Members.
There are also a large group of Measures on the ballot. One local measure to extend a sales tax and seventeen State Propositions!!
So what Propositions do we get to vote on in California?
The 224 page guide tells us all about them.
51 – School Bonds – 9 Billion dollars worth
52 – Hospital Fee Program
53 – Revenue Bonds over 2 Billion require voter approval
54 – Legislative bills require 72 hours of posting on internet before vote
55 – Extend a one time temporary tax on the rich to pay for education (temporary?)
56 – Cigarette tax increase of $2 per pack
57 – Parole for non-violent offenders
58 – English Proficiency in Schools
59 – Overturn Supreme Court ruling on political spending
60 – Whether Adult Film performers should have to wear condoms. Yes, we are actually voting on this. This will cost millions annually to enforce.
61 – Prescription Drug pricing standards
62 – Repeal Death Penalty
63 – Firearms and Ammunition restrictions
64 – Legalization of Marijuana
65 – Carryout bags
66 – Death Penalty Reform
67 – Ban on free plastic carry-out bags
I have a lot of reading to do before the election on Tuesday 🙂