Proposition Summary

‘‘NONE OF THE ABOVE’’ BALLOT OPTION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. • Provides that in general, special, primary and recall elections for President, Vice President, United States House of Representatives and Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Controller, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner, Board of Equalization, State Assembly and State Senate, voters may vote for ‘‘none of the above’’ rather than a named candidate. • Votes for ‘‘none of the above’’ shall be tallied and listed in official election results, but will not count for purposes of determining who wins election. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: • Generally minor costs to state and county governments.

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Popular Vote Results

Y: 2355850; A: 36.0; N: 4175784; B: 64.0

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Initiative Statute.

For Author

Amanda Gutwirth, Social Worker; David James, Small Business Owner; Susan Howell, Waitress

Against Author

Sara Amir, Spokesperson, Green Party of California; John Strawn, Spokesperson, Green Party of California; Dona Spring, City Councilmember, Berkeley

Rebuttal Author

JOHN B. ANDERSON, 1980 Independent Presidential Candidate; JULIE PARTANSKY, Mayor of Davis

Rebuttal Against Author

Alan F. Shugart, Businessman