Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures

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The following is a list of statewide measures that have qualified for the ballot. For those measures that are currently attempting to qualify, see the Initiative and Referendum Qualification Status page.

For initiative measures that are eligible for the ballot, see the Eligible Statewide Initiative Measures page. An eligible initiative measure is one in which the required number of signatures have been submitted to and verified by the county elections officials. Eligible initiative measures will become qualified for the ballot on the 131st day prior to the next Statewide General Election unless withdrawn by the proponents prior to its qualification by the Secretary of State.

For information on the campaign committees that have organized to support or oppose propositions and ballot measures on the statewide ballot, see the Propositions and Ballot Measures Campaign Finance Activity page.


November 8, 2016, Statewide Ballot Measures


Proposition 51

School Bonds. Funding for K–12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 52

Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 53

Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. (PDF)

Proposition 54

Legislature. Legislation and Proceedings. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 55

Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. (PDF)


Proposition 56

Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 57

Criminal Sentences. Parole. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 58

English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute. (PDF)

SB 1174 (Chapter 753, Statutes of 2014), Lara.


Proposition 59

Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitutional Protections. Legislative Advisory Question. (PDF)

SB 254 (Chapter 20, Statutes of 2016), Allen.


Proposition 60 

Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 61

State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 62

Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 63 

Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 64

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 65

Carryout Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 66

Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute. (PDF)


Proposition 67

Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags. Referendum. (PDF)


As new initiatives enter circulation, fail, become eligible for, or qualify for an election ballot, the Secretary of State's office will issue initiative status updates. The updates can be found on our Initiative and Referendum Qualification Status page or by signing up for updates below.