Attorney General No.
Secretary of State No.
Repeals the current primary elections system which provides for all candidates for an office to appear on a single primary ballot and for the two candidates with the most votes in the primary to advance to the general election, irrespective of party. Creates a primary election system based on political party for congressional, state legislative, and most statewide offices. Gives political parties that participate in the primary election for a partisan office the right to participate in the general election for that office. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: No significant net change in state and local government costs to administer elections.
Thomas E. Palzer
Failed to Qualify
Repeals Current Primary Election System in State and Congressional Elections. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 1816 (2017).