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Money Measures and the November Ballot

By Patrick Murphy, Jennifer Paluch, Radhika Mehlotra

Ballots across California in the November election featured 397 money-related questions, including taxes, bonds, and fees. Most of these measures passed (79%), though success rates varied across types of taxation or borrowing.

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California’s Independent Voters

By Mark Baldassare, Lunna Lopes, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman

Independents are now California’s second-largest voting bloc. Most lean toward a major party—but most also say neither party does an adequate job.


California’s Missing Voters: Who Is Not Voting and Why

By Eric McGhee

Despite an uptick in voter registration and turnout for last year’s election, California’s long-term trends in voter participation are disappointing. Mobilizing key groups—especially Latinos, Asian Americans, and young people—will be crucial to ensure future civic engagement in the state.

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