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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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November 8, 2016California General Election

Election Results

Statewide Results

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

El Dorado County Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting.
  • Voter Turnout: 83.3%.

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.

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City of Placerville
Ballot Measures

Measure L

Passing 2,032 votes yes (76.39%) 628 votes no (23.61%)

Shall an ordinance be approved that would enact a temporary one-half of one percent (0.50%) transactions and use tax within the City?

City of South Lake Tahoe
Ballot Measures

Measure P

Passing 1,951 votes yes (68.36%) 903 votes no (31.64%)

Shall the ordinance be adopted that increases the amount of transient occupancy tax two (2) percent city wide be utilized only for the special purpose of constructing, operation and maintenance of recreational facilities, specifically including the construction of a recreational complex as set forth in the Recreation Master Plan?

Measure Q

Failing 32 votes yes (42.11%) 44 votes no (57.89%)

Shall the revenue derived from the ordinance that increases the amount of transaction and use tax by one half (1/2) percent be expended on housing?

Measure R

Passing 72 votes yes (65.45%) 38 votes no (34.55%)

Shall the revenue derived from the ordinance that increases the amount of transaction and use tax by one half (1/2) be expended on road construction and maintenance?

Measure S

Failed 1,573 votes yes (25.4%) 4,621 votes no (74.6%)

Shall the revenue derived from the ordinance that increases the amount of transaction and use tax by one half (1/2) be expended on city hall, city facilities and equipment?

Measure T

Passed 3,879 votes yes (59.94%) 2,592 votes no (40.06%)

Shall the City Council of the City of South Lake Tahoe be prohibited from "approving or supporting" the Tahoe Transportation District project known as "the US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project?

Measure U

Failing 1,211 votes yes (43.94%) 1,545 votes no (56.06%)

Shall an ordinance be adopted that increases the amount of transaction and use tax from one half (1/2) percent to one (1) percent, with the increased revenue derived from the one half (1/2) percent increase to be devoted to the public purpose as determined by the companion advisory vote?

Special District
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Cameron Estates Community Services District
Ballot Measures

Measure K — To increase the special tax to provide for improvements, upgrades and increase levels of maintenance

Failed 273 votes yes (59.09%) 189 votes no (40.91%)

Shall a special tax on parcels of real property in the Cameron Estates Community Services District be used to fund improvements and upgrades to the roads and to increase the level of maintenance of the roads within the District?

Hickok Road Community Services District
Ballot Measures

Measure M

Failing 18 votes yes (36%) 32 votes no (64%)

Shall an increase in a special tax be authorized on parcels of real property in the Hickok Road Community Services District, to be used for the costs of maintaining, upgrading and improving roads within the District?

Marble Mountain Community Services District
Ballot Measures

Measure N

Passing 48 votes yes (69.57%) 21 votes no (30.43%)

Shall the Board of Directors of the Marble Mountain Community Services District be authorized to annually assess each parcel of real property located within the District which is not included within the boundaries of Road Improvement Zone "1" a special tax in an amount up to, but not exceeding, the amount of $400 per parcel to be expended for the maintenance and improvement of roadways located in those areas of the District lying outside of Road Improvement Zone "1"?

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