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PREFERENTIAL VOTING. TERMS OF OFFICE. REDISTRICTING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Requires Legislature to establish procedures enabling voters to select and rank candidates by preference in elections. A voter's second or subsequent preference will be counted when voter's prior preferences have been deemed ineffective under standards set by Secretary of State. Candidates for constitutional office must receive majority of votes to be elected. Requires redistricting plans establish districts designed to maximize accurate representation of voters. Permits the Legislature to provide for single or multi-member districts for its members. Deletes reference in Constitution to half of the senators being elected every two years. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: One-time county costs potentially in the low tens of millions of dollars to implement new election procedures. Possible costs of holding statewide runoff elections every four years of tens of millions of dollars.
Casey Peters, Majority Rule Minority Rights Coalition, PO Box 74596, Los Angeles, CA 90004, (213) 385-2786
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PREFERENTIAL VOTING. TERMS OF OFFICE. REDISTRICTING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT California Initiative 1004 (2003).