California Propositions breakdown

The General Election is coming up Nov. 8 and the deadline to register is Oct. 24. Listed below are ballot initiatives that will be voted on statewide. According to the Humboldt County Office of Elections, all registered voters will receive mail-in ballots to the address they have on record. To cast their ballot, voters can bring in mail-in ballots to in-person polling locations, drop it off at a designated ballot drop box, or mail it to the county’s election office.

  • California Proposition 1: Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom. 
    • Yes: guarantees the state cannot interfere with people’s reproductive rights.
    • No: does not protect reproductive rights against the state.
  • California Proposition 26: Allows In-person roulette, dice games, sports wagering on Tribal Lands. 
    • Yes: supports legalizing sports betting, roulette and dice games at Native American gaming casinos and sports betting at select race tracks in the state. 
    • No: would continue to prohibit sports betting in California, roulette and dice games at tribal casinos.
  • California Proposition 27: Allows Online and Mobile Sports Wagering Outside Tribal Lands. 
    • Yes: would support legalizing 
      • Online and mobile sports betting for persons 21 years of age or older
      • Establishing regulations for the mobile sports betting industry, imposing a tax on sports betting revenues and licensing fees
      • Distributing tax revenue to homelessness programs and for tribes not operating in sports betting
    • No: continues to ban sports betting in California and no changes to the state’s gambling laws would be made.
  • California Proposition 28: Provides Additional Funding for Arts and Music Education in Public Schools. 
    • Yes: would support requiring the state to provide additional funding above the constitutionally required amount for K-12 public schools for arts and music education.
    • No: would not require the state to provide additional funding for art and music programs for K-12 public schools. 
  • California Proposition 29: Requires On-Site Licensed Medical Professional at Kidney Dialysis Clinics and Establishes Other State Requirements.
    • Yes: supports requiring dialysis clinics to have at least one physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant present while patients are being treated.
    • No: would not require dialysis clinics to provide any of the services and policies listed above.
  • California Proposition 30: Provides Funding for Programs to Reduce Air Pollution and Prevent Wildfires by Increasing Tax on Personal Income Over $2 Million.
    • Yes: Supports increasing the tax on individual’s or married couples’ income above $2 million by 1.75 percent. The revenue from the tax would go towards electric vehicle incentives, building electric vehicle infrastructure and wildfire prevention.
    • No: opposes implementing the tax increase.
  • California Proposition 31: Referendum On 2020 Law That Would Prohibit the Retail Sale of Certain Flavored Tobacco Products.
    • Yes: intends to impose a ban on the sale of certain flavored tobacco products and flavor enhancers in stores and vending machines.
    • No: allows the sale of flavored tobacco products.

For more information on California propositions, visit https://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/.

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