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May 2009 Special Election

18th Edition

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Proposition 1C - Lottery Modernization Act. Fail

Legislative Constitutional Amendment

Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A “YES” vote on this measure means: The state would be allowed to borrow $5 billion from future lottery profits to help balance the 2009– 10 state budget, as well as borrow additional funds later. The California Lottery would have greater flexibility to increase its sales and profits. Lottery payments to educational institutions would end, and the state General Fund would increase its payments to education to make up for the loss of these lottery funds.

A “NO” vote on this measure means: The state would not be able to borrow from lottery profits to help balance the state budget. The lottery would continue to operate as it does today, with profits dedicated to education.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments, legislative votes and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

News Stories

This page provides excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

Proposition 1C
Campaign funds raised through May 2, 2009




Total Raised


No contributions reported

Top Donors





Governor Schwarzenegger's
California Dream Team
Burbank, CA



A. Jerrold Perenchio
Partner, Chartwell Partners, LLC
Los Angeles, CA




California Teachers Association
Burlingame, CA




GTECH Corporation
West Greenwich, RI




California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee
Sacramento, CA




Note: several ballot measure committees are supporting or opposing more than one proposition on the ballot. Total amounts raised represent the grand totals raised by these committees in support of multiple propositions.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 1C is available from campaign finance reports at Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign disclosure web site.

To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".


This page was first published on April 14, 2009 | Last updated on July 26, 2010
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