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November 2010 Statewide General Election

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Proposition 27 - Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives. Failed

Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute


Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: The responsibility to determine the boundaries of State Legislature and Board of Equalization districts would be returned to the Legislature. The Citizens Redistricting Commission, established by Proposition 11 in 2008 to perform this function, would be eliminated. (Proposition 20 on this ballot also concerns redistricting issues. If both Proposition 27 and Proposition 20 are approved by voters, the proposition receiving the greater number of "yes" votes would be the only one to go into effect.)

A NO vote on this measure means: The responsibility to determine the boundaries of Legislature and Board of Equalization districts would remain with the Citizens Redistricting Commission.

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 27 - Top Five Donors

(as of 10/17/10)




O P P O S E **

Total Raised *

(as of 10/17)




Top Donors

(as of 10/17)

Donor information



Donor Information


Haim Saban, Chairman/CEO, Saban Capital Group,
Los Angeles, CA



Charles T. Munger,
Physicist, Self-Employed,
Palo Alto, CA


American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME),
Washington, DC



Charlotte A. Lowell, Attorney,
Palo Alto, CA


American Federation of Teachers,
Washington, DC



Diane B. Wilsey,
President, A. Wilsey
Properties Company,
San Francisco, CA


Judy Chu for Congress 2010,
Los Angeles, CA



California Business PAC, Sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce (AKA CALBUSPAC), Sacramento, CA


Working for Working Americans,
Washington, DC



Rebecca Q. Morgan, Retired,
Los Altos Hills, CA

Susan L. Groff, Contractor,
Northwest Excavating,
Los Angeles, CA



Total amount raised includes all contributions received in 2009 and through September 30, 2010, plus contributions of $5,000 or more received between October 1-17, 2010.

Detailed information about all contributors for and against Proposition 27 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".

** The committee opposing Prop. 27 is also supporting Prop. 20.


This page was first published on September 6, 2010 | Last updated on January 27, 2011
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