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Class Size Reduction.
Public Education Facilities Bond.
Partisan Presidential Primary Elections.
Tribal-State Gaming Compacts.
Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses.
Early Childhood Development Programs. Tobacco Surtax.
Local Sales and Use Taxes.
In these pages you will find summaries of each measure, including brief pro and con
arguments, campaign contact information, and links to other important resources where
voters can find more information.
The California 1998 General Election ballot features twelve ballot measures, also
known as propositions. Voters decide if ballot measures become law or not. You do
not have to vote on every ballot measure -- you can vote on just the ones that are
important to you. There may also be ballot measures for your local area.
State ballot measures are assigned numbers by the Secretary of State. Due to a law
passed by the Legislature in 1996, the ballot measure numbering begins anew this
election. The 1998 General Election ballot starts with Proposition 1, and ends with
Proposition 11. Local ballot measures are assigned letters rather than numbers.
Five of the measures (Props 1, 1A, 2, 3, and 11) were placed on the ballot by the
Legislature. The remaining seven (Props 4 - 10) are initiative measures that were
placed on the ballot through petition signatures from California voters. To qualify
an initiative statute, proponents must gather about 433,000 signatures. To qualify
an initiative constitutional amendment, proponents must gather about 693,000 signatures.
This page first published October 1, 1998
Last updated November 25, 1998
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