General Election - November 6, 2018

Anyone registered to vote in LA County can vote in person at Ackerman Union until 8pm.

Everyone registered to vote anywhere else in California can vote in person at the registrar's office in Norwalk: 12400 Imperial Hwy until 8pm.

Vote by mail ballots can be dropped off in Wooden Center or Ackerman Union until 8pm.

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Prop 1: Bonds – Housing and Veterans

Issues $4 billion in bonds for housing-related programs and housing loans for veterans

Voting YES means

Allows the state to sell $4 billion in general obligation bonds to fund veterans and affordable housing.

Voting NO means

The state could not sell $4 billion in general obligation bonds to fund veterans and affordable housing.

Prop 2: Bonds – Homeless Prevention

Authorizes state to use revenue from millionaire's tax for $2 billion in bonds for homelessness prevention housing for individuals with mental illness

Voting YES means

The state could use existing county mental health funds to pay for housing for those with mental illness who are homeless.

Voting NO means

The state’s ability to use existing county mental health funds to pay for housing for those with mental illness who are homeless would depend on future court decisions.

Prop 3: Bonds – Water Infrastructure

Issues $8.877 billion in bonds for water-related infrastructure and environmental projects

Voting YES means

The state could sell $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds to fund various water and environmental projects.

Voting NO means

The state could not sell $8.9 billion in general obligation bonds to fund various water and environmental projects.

Prop 4: Bonds – Children’s Hospitals

Issues $1.5 billion in bonds for children's hospitals (note: 18%, roughly 270 million going to five University of California’s children’s hospitals, including Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA.)

Voting YES means

The state could sell $1.5 billion in general obligation bonds for the construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of certain hospitals that treat children.

Voting NO means

The state could not sell the $1.5 billion in general obligation bonds proposed for these purposes.

Prop 5: Taxes – Property Tax

Revises process for homebuyers who are age 55 or older or severely disabled to transfer their tax assessments from a prior home to a new home disregarding the new home’s market value or location within the state.

Voting YES means

All homeowners who are over 55 (or who meet other qualifications) would be eligible for property tax savings when they move to a different home.

Voting NO means

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.

Prop 6: Taxes - Transportation

Repeals 2017's Road Repair and Accountability Act which added a fuel tax and vehicle fee increases and requires public vote on future increases

Voting YES means

Fuel and vehicle taxes recently passed by the Legislature would be eliminated, which would reduce funding for highway and road maintenance and repairs, as well as transit programs. The Legislature would be required to get a majority of voters to approve new or increased state fuel and vehicle taxes in the future.

Voting NO means

Fuel and vehicle taxes recently passed by the Legislature would continue to be in effect and pay for highway and road maintenance and repairs, as well as transit programs. The Legislature would continue not to need voter approval for new or increased state fuel and vehicle taxes in the future.

Prop 7: Daylight Saving Time

Authorizes legislature to provide for permanent daylight saving time if federal government allows

Voting YES means

The Legislature, with a two-thirds vote, could change daylight saving time if the change is allowed by the federal government. Absent any legislative change, California would maintain its current daylight saving time period (early March to early November).

Voting NO means

California would maintain its current daylight saving time period.

Prop 8: Healthcare - Dialysis

Requires dialysis clinics to issue refunds for revenue above a certain amount

Voting YES means

Kidney dialysis clinics would have their revenues limited by a formula and could be required to pay rebates to certain parties (primarily health insurance companies) that pay for dialysis treatment.

Voting NO means

Kidney dialysis clinics would not have their revenues limited by a formula and would not be required to pay rebates.

Prop 10: Housing - Rent

Allows local governments to adopt rent control ordinances to regulate rent

Voting YES means

State law would not limit the kinds of rent control laws cities and counties could have.

Voting NO means

State law would continue to limit the kinds of rent control laws cities and counties could have.

Prop 11: Labor Practices

Allow ambulance providers to require workers to remain on-call during meal and rest breaks

Voting YES means

Private ambulance companies could continue their current practice of having emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics stay on-duty during their meal and rest breaks in order to respond to 911 calls. Private ambulance companies would attempt to reschedule meal and rest breaks that are interrupted by a 911 call.

Voting NO means

Private ambulance companies would be subject to labor laws for this industry. Based on a recent court decision, these laws likely would require ambulance companies to provide EMTs and paramedics with off-duty meal and rest breaks that cannot be interrupted by a 911 call.

Prop 12: Animals

Establishes new standard for confinement of certain farm animals and bans sale of meat and eggs from animals confined in spaces below specific sizes

Voting YES means

There would be new minimum requirements on farmers to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs, and calves raised for veal. California businesses would be banned from selling eggs or uncooked pork or veal that came from animals housed in ways that did not meet these requirements.

Voting NO means

Current minimum space requirements for confining egg-laying hens, pregnant pigs, and calves raised for veal would continue to apply. Current ban on businesses in California selling eggs not meeting these space requirements for hens would remain in effect.

* Prop 9 was removed by the California Supreme Court

Source: Ballotpedia and CA Secretary of State websites