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Proposition 41

Official Title: Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2002. (Shelley-Hertzberg Act).

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Official statewide election results are available from the Secretary of State's web site.

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Official Summary: This act is to ensure that every person's vote is accurately counted. It authorizes the issuance of state bonds allowing counties to purchase modern voting equipment and replace outdated punch card (chad) systems. This act provides for bonds in the amount of two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000) and appropriates money from the General Fund to pay off bonds. Fiscal Impact: State costs of about $255 million over ten years (average cost of about $26 million annually) to repay bonds. One-time county costs of about $67 million statewide to match state funds. Additional annual county operating costs in the several tens of millions of dollars statewide.

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Contact Information


  Robert Barnes or Mark Capitolo
Yes on Prop. 41
1121 L Street, Suite 401
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 325-8600


  Honorable Dennis Mountjoy
Member of the Assembly
P.O. Box 877
Monrovia, CA 91017

(626) 357-8237

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments




green check mark Kevin Shelley, Assembly Majority Leader   green check mark Honorable Dennis Mountjoy, Member of the Assembly, 59th District
green check mark Barbara Inatsugu, President, League of Women Voters of California   green check mark Jon Coupal, President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
green check mark Bill Jones, Secretary of State   green check mark Lewis K. Uhler, President, National Tax Limitation Committee

News Coverage

(please note: some of the links below may no longer work, because many newspaper web sites move stories into fee-based archives after a certain amount of time)
Voting machine upgrade approved, Sacramento Bee, March 7, 2002
Comments & Curiosities -- Peter Buffa, Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2002
This measure is one for the roads, Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2002
Yes on Prop. 41, San Francisco Chronicle, February 19, 2002

For More Information, CVF Recommends...

  Secretary of State's Official Voter Information Guide

Text of the Measure

Official Pro/Con Arguments

Analysis by the Legislative Analyst

  Easy Reading Voter Guide

  The League of Women Voters Pro/Con Analysis

  Original Bill Information and History

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This page first published February 21, 2002 -- final update May 10, 2002