Voting deadlines along with the complete list of California’s major ballot measures.
Our long national nightmare that is the 2016 presidential election season is entering the final stretch.
There are just six weeks left until election day and even less time to register to vote or request absentee ballots.
While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be dominating the headlines, there are major statewide races and ballot measures that could shape everyday life in California.
Voter Deadlines for the Nov. 8 Presidential Election
|Early Voting/Absentee Voting by mail begins||Oct. 10|
|Voter Registration deadline – last day to register to vote by mail or in person||Oct. 24|
|Absentee Ballot Request deadline: last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot||Nov. 1|
|Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last day to mail absentee ballots||Nov. 8|
|ELECTION DAY!||Nov. 8|
Nov. 8 is the big day, having already registered to vote by the Oct. 24 registration deadline, all that’s left is to find your polling place and cast your vote. Click here to find the neighborhood polling place assigned to you. On election day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition to any local races and measures in your city, the statewide ballot is a particularly busy one this year with 17 ballot measures and a competitive race to replace retiring Senator Barbara Boxer.
Attorney General Kamala Harris has held a steady lead in the polls over Loretta Sanchez since the primaries. The winner will be the first new California senator in nearly 25 years.
Overshadowed by the circus of the presidential elections are a series of major statewide ballot measures. Among the 17 measures on the ballot, there are a number of hot-button issues being put to voters including a ban on plastic bags, some of the nation’s tightest gun restrictions, dueling measures to reform or abolish the death penalty and a measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
Here is your complete list of statewide ballot measures courtesy of the California Secretary of State
- 51 School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities.
- 52 Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program.
- 53 Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval.
- 54 Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings.
- 55 Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare.
- 56 Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement.
- 57 Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing.
- 58 English Proficiency. Multilingual Education.
- 59 Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitutional Protections.
- 60 Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements.
- 61 State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards.
- 62 Death Penalty.
- 63 Firearms. Ammunition Sales.
- 64 Marijuana Legalization.
- 65 Carry-Out Bags. Charges.
- 66 Death Penalty. Procedures.
- 67 Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags.