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Proposition 43

Official Title: Right to Have Vote Counted. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.






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

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Official Summary: Amends Constitution to declare that a voter who casts a vote in an election in accord with the laws of this state shall have that vote counted. Fiscal Impact: No additional cost to state or local governments.

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Contact Information


  Ethan Jones
2707 O Street, #11
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 443-6036


  Gary B. Wesley
Voter Information Alliance (VIA)
P.O. Box 90151
San Jose, CA 95109

(408) 882-5070

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments




green check mark Assemblymember John Longville, Chair, Assembly Committee on Elections, Reapportionment, and Constitutional Amendments   green check mark Gary B. Wesley, Co-Chair, Voter Information Alliance (VIA)
green check mark Barbara B. Inatsugu, President, League of Women Voters of California   green check mark Melvin L. Emerich, Co-Chair, Voter Information Alliance (VIA)
green check mark James K. Knox, Executive Director, California Common Cause    

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)
Comments & Curiosities -- Peter Buffa, Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2002
Prop 43 would order counting of all votes, The Oakland Tribune, March 1, 2002
Prop. 45 falling, poll says; But gas tax issue getting support, Stockton Record, March 1, 2002
Farewell, chad, The Sacramento Bee, February 21, 2002
This measure is one for the roads, Los Angeles Times, February 20, 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