Proposition Summary

PARTISAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS. LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE AMENDMENT. Changes existing open primary law to require closed, partisan primary for purpose of selecting delegates to presidential nominating conventions of national political parties. Limits voting for such delegates to voters registered by party affiliation. Requires separate partisan ballots for selection of such delegates. Restricts voting of such partisan ballots to members of the particular political party. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Minor costs to state government. Minor costs to county governments statewide.

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Legislative Vote Results

Final Votes Cast by the Legislature on SB 1505 (Proposition 3) Assembly - Ayes, 52; Noes, 12 -- Senate - Ayes, 28; Noes, 0

Popular Vote Results

Y: 3424127; A: 46.1; N: 3994091; B: 53.9

Election Type

General Election

Proposition Type

Legislative Initiative Amendment

For Author

JOHN R. LEWIS, Senator, Orange County; JOHN L. BURTON, Senate President Pro Tempore, San Francisco; BRUCE HERSCHENSOHN

Against Author

JACK SCOTT, Assemblymember, 44th District

Rebuttal Author

JACK SCOTT, Assemblymember, 44th District

Rebuttal Against Author

ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA, Speaker of the California State Assembly; BILL LEONARD, Assembly Republican Leader