Love ’em or hate ’em, ballot propositions are an ingrained part of California’s political system. In nearly every statewide election, voters wade through a heap of local and statewide measures.

And this election is certainly no exception: the November 2016 ballot has a whopping 17 state propositions (on top of the

Source:: The Lowdown

Majority Rules: How Propositions Get on the Ballot in California (with Lesson Plan) 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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