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Everything you need to know: 2018 General Elections

Posted: 8:04 PM, Oct 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-12 19:55:28Z
Everything to know: 2018 General Elections
Everything to know: 2018 General Elections
Everything to know: 2018 General Elections
Everything to know: 2018 General Elections

As we inch closer to the 2018 Midterm Elections, here is a look at the Propositions and Measures you'll see on the ballot. 

For information on your polling place, scroll to the bottom of the page!

 

Propositions

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Proposition 1

Voting YES would allow the state to sell $4 billion in general obligation bonds to fund veterans and affordable housing.

Voting NO would mean that the state could not sell $4 billion in general obligation bonds to fund veterans and affordable housing.

Proposition 2

Voting YES would mean that the state could use existing county mental health funds to pay for housing for those with mental illness who are homeless.

Voting NO would mean that the ability to pay for housing would depend on future court decisions.

Proposition 3

Voting YES would mean that the state could sell $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds to fund various water and environmental projects.

Voting NO would mean that the state could not sell that $8.9 billion to fund water and environmental projects.

Proposition 4

Voting YES would allow the state to sell $1.5 billion in general obligation bonds for the construction, expansion, renovation and equipping of certain hospitals that treat children.

Voting NO would mean that the state could not sell $1.5 billion in bonds for those purposes.

Proposition 5

Voting YES would mean that all homeowners over the age of 55 (or who meet other qualifications) would be eligible for property tax savings when they move to a different home.

Voting NO would mean that certain homeowners who are over 55 (or who meet other qualifications) would continue to be eligible for property tax savings when they move to a different home.

Proposition 6

Voting YES would mean that fuel and vehicle taxes that recently passed would be eliminated. This would reduce funding for highway and road maintenance repairs as well as transit programs.

Voting NO would mean that the fuel and vehicle taxes passed would continue to be in effect and pay for highway and road maintenance repairs as well as transit programs.

Proposition 7

Voting YES would mean that with a two-thirds vote, the legislature could change daylight savings time if the change is allowed by the federal government. Absent any legislative change, California would maintain its current daylight savings time period.

Voting NO would mean that California would keep its current daylight savings time period.

Proposition 8

Voting YES means that Kidney dialysis clinics would have revenues limited by a formula and could be required to pay rebates to certain primary health insurance companies that pays for dialysis treatment.

Voting NO means that those clinics would not have their revenues limited by a formula and would not be required to pay rebates.

Proposition 10

Voting YES would mean that state law would not limit the kinds of rent control laws cities and counties have.

Voting NO would mean that state law would continue to limit the kinds of rent control laws cities and counties could have.

Proposition 11

Voting YES would mean that private ambulance companies could continue their current practice of having EMTs and paramedics stay on-call during meal and rest breaks.

Voting NO would mean that those private ambulance companies would be subject to labor laws and the laws would likely require ambulance companies to provide them with an off-duty meal and rest break that cannot be interrupted by a 911 call.

Proposition 12

Voting YES would create specific rules about the size of cages and crates for pregnant pigs , egg-laying hens and veal cows. 

Voting NO would keep the minimum space requirements in place based on animal movement not square feet.

Measures

 

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Measure E

Voting YES would be voting in favor of allowing the district to issue up to $40.5 million in bonds at an estimated tax rate of $.02965 per $100 of assessed property value to fund the renovation, construction and maintenance of facilities.

Voting NO would be voting against allowing the district to issue up to $40.5 million in bonds at an estimated tax rate of $.02965 per $100 of assessed property value to fund the renovation, construction and maintenance of facilities.

Measure G

Voting YES would vote in favor of authorizing the district to issue up to $15 million in bonds at an estimated tax rate of $.03 per $100 of assessed property value to fund renovation, construction and maintenance of facilities for the Arvin Union School District.

Voting NO would vote against authorizing the district to issue up to $15 million in bonds at an estimated tax rate of $.03 per $100 of assessed property value to fund renovation, construction and maintenance of facilities for the Arvin Union School District.

Measure H

A vote YES is in favor of authorizing the district to issue up to $90 million in bonds at an estimated tax of $.03 per $100 of assessed property value to fund renovation, construction and maintenance of facilities for the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.

A vote NO is against authorizing the district to issue up to $90 million in bonds at an estimated tax of $.03 per $100 of assessed property value to fund renovation, construction and maintenance of facilities for the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.

Measure I

Voting YES would be in favor of a one-cent sales tax on retail sales in unincorporated areas to fund general county services.

Voting NO would be against imposing a one-cent sales tax on retail sales in unincorporated areas to fund general county services.

Measure J

Voting YES means you're in favor of a citizen initiative to keep the county's ban on adult-use marijuana businesses, to authorize and regulate medical marijuana businesses and to authorize a 7.5 percent tax on the income of those businesses.

Voting NO would be against keeping the county's ban on adult-use marijuana businesses, to authorize and regulate medical marijuana businesses and to authorize a 7.5 percent tax on the income of those businesses.

Measure K

Voting YES means you're in favor of a citizen initiative to allow, regulate and tax both medical and adult use marijuana with a tax rate of 5 percent of gross receipts.

Voting NO means you're against a citizen initiative to allow, regulate and tax both medical and adult use marijuana with a tax rate of 5 percent of gross receipts.

Measure L

Voting YES is in favor of a 7% utility tax on phone, video, electricity and gas services.

Voting NO is against a 7% utility tax on phone, video, electricity and gas services.

Measure M

Voting YES is in favor of authorizing the city to enact a tax on marijuana businesses at rates between 2 percent and 6 percent on retail and processing business and between $4 and $6 per square foot for cultivation.

Voting NO is against authorizing the city to enact a tax on marijuana businesses at rates between 2 percent and 6 percent on retail and processing business and between $4 and $6 per square foot for cultivation.

Measure N

Voting YES is in favor of increasing the city sales tax by one percentage point (7.25 to 8.25 percent)

Voting NO is against authorizing the increase of the city sales tax.

Measure O

Voting YES is in favor of the citizen initiative to allow and regulate medical marijuana businesses and tax medical marijuana at a rate of 7.5 percent.

Voting NO is against leaving the city's existing ban on medical marijuana businesses in place.

Measure P

Voting YES is in favor of authorizing the city to enact a utility users tax of 5 percent on phone, electric, natural gas, water, sewer, cable television and trash services for 10 years.

Voting NO is against authorizing a 5 percent utility users tax that would be in tact for 10 years.

Measure Q

Voting YES is in favor of authorizing the Kern Valley Healthcare District to levy a parcel tax at an annual rate of $82 per parcel for 40 years.

Voting NO is against allowing the Kern Valley Healthcare District to levy a parcel tax at an annual rate of $82 per parcel for 40 years.

Measure R

Voting YES is in favor of authorizing the district to issue $43 million in bonds at an estimated tax rate of $0.03762 per $100 in value.

Voting NO is against authorizing the district to issue $43 million in bonds at an estimated tax rate of $0.03762 per $100 in value.

 

Find your polling place

 

</p><p>If you were late to register to vote, you may be able to participate in conditional voting. For more information on conditional voting and the deadline to register, click here .

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