From education to state budget measures, a number of initiatives were submitted to California voters on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012.
According to a published report by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, the people have been heard as California has wrapped up the much-anticipated Election Day 2012.
So, how did voters weigh in?
The Riverside County Registrar of Voters has made public the following results with 98.5 percent of precincts partially reporting statewide as of 6:19 a.m. on Nov. 7 :
Proposition 30 – Vigorously backed by teachers and Gov. Jerry Brown, this measure would increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for seven years and sales taxes by a quarter cent for four years to fund schools. Result: Pass/53.9 percent
Proposition 31 – This measure would establish a two-year state budget. Result: Fail/60.8 percent
Proposition 32 – Voting yes would prohibit unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Result: Fail/56.2 percent
Proposition 33 – Changes current law to permit insurance companies to set prices based on whether the driver previously carried auto insurance with another company. Result: Fail/54.7 percent
Proposition 34 – This initiative would repeal California’s death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Result: Fail/52.7 percent
Proposition 35 – Voting yes on this statute would increase prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. Anyone convicted of human trafficking offenses would be required to register as a sex offender. Result: Pass/81.8 percent
Proposition 36 – On Three Strikes, this measure would revise the law to impose life sentence only when a new felony conviction is a serious or violent offense. Result: Pass/68.7 percent
Proposition 37 – This initiative would require the labeling of food sold to consumers, alerting them to items made from plants or animals that have been made with genetic material that has been changed in specific ways. It would not allow marketing such food as “natural.” Result: Fail/53 percent
Proposition 38 – Early childhood education programs would benefit from this measure that would increase taxes on earnings using a sliding scale for 12 years to benefit K-12 schools and early childhood education programs. Result: Fail/72.3 percent
Proposition 39 – Multistate business would be required to pay income taxes based on a percentage of their sales in California. Five years’ worth of revenue would be dedicated to clean/efficient energy projects, if passed. Result: Pass/60.1 percent
Proposition 40 – A “yes” vote would approve new State Senate districts drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. Result: Pass/71.4 percent
Measure N (Murrieta) – This measure asks Murrieta residents whether the existing red light cameras should be removed and the city council barred from installing additional ones in the future. Result: Passing 57.2 percent
Measure Y (Temecula) – This $165 million bond would provide facilities and equipment for career and technical education classes in Temecula Valley Unified School District classrooms. Result: Passing 62.5 percent
Measure Z (Wildomar) – This initiative would provide funding for the operation of Wildomar’s parks. Result: Needs two-thirds vote
For updated information, visit the Riverside County Registrar of Voters website at www.voteinfo.net.