Provides that all persons entitled to vote, including those not affiliated with any political party, shall have the right to vote at any election for any candidate regardless of the candidate's political affiliation. Provides for a single primary ballot on which, under the appropriate title for each office, the names and party affiliations of all candidates are placed randomly and not grouped by political party. Retains separate partisan ballot only for the selection of elective political party committee members by voters of each party. Requires Legislature to conform conflicting statutes. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal impact on state government. Unknown, but probably minor, savings to counties statewide.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3340642; A: 59.51; N: 2273064; B: 40.49
Becky Morgan, Former State Senator; Eugene C. Lee, Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, 1967-1988; Dan Stanford, Chairman, California Fair Political Practices Commission, 1983-1986
John S. Herrington, Chairman, California Republican Party; Bill Press, Chair, California Democratic Party
Rebuttal Against Author
Lucy Killea, State Senator, 39th District (Independent); Houston Flournoy, State Controller, 1966-1974; Dan Stanford, Chairman, California Fair Political Practices Commission, 1983-1986
Elections. Open Primary. California Proposition 198 (1996).