California Students Vote for Governor
And Ballot Measures in Mock Election

SACRAMENTO - Of the more than 142,000 young people who participated in the MyVote California Student Mock Election this week, nearly 62 percent chose Jerry Brown for governor. Students also weighed in on the six statewide propositions that are on the November 4 ballot.

Spearheaded by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the MyVote California Student Mock Election is a hands-on civic engagement project that helps cultivate future voters. The mock election program provides teachers with resources and materials to broaden their civics lessons and make a statewide election a teachable moment.

"Teaching young people about voting starts them on the path of civic engagement," said Secretary Bowen, California's chief elections official. "The mock election gives students the opportunity to research issues and candidates, and make informed decisions based on that research. Students may even share that knowledge with their family members who can vote on November 4."

Mock election results by school and by county are at

This was the seventh statewide mock election in California. In the last comparable season – the 2010 gubernatorial election – 433 schools participated in the mock election. Attached are the 2014 statewide results as reported by 488 schools.

GovernorVotesPercentage of
Total Vote
Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown(Democratic) 87,754 61.76%
Neel Kashkari(Republican) 54,337 38.24%
Ballot MeasuresYesPercentageNoPercentage
Proposition 1
Water bond. Funding for water quality,
supply, treatment, and storage projects.
101,355 72.41% 38,625 27.59%
Proposition 2
State budget. Budget stabilization account.
84,670 62.14% 51,585 37.86%
Proposition 45
Healthcare insurance. Rate changes.
69,332 53.33% 60,664 46.67%
Proposition 46
Drug and alcohol testing of doctors.
Medical negligence lawsuits.
82,674 61.47% 51,819 38.53%
Proposition 47
Criminal sentences. Misdemeanor penalties.
73,743 55.96% 58,045 44.04%
Proposition 48
Indian gaming compacts. Referendum.
53,929 41.66% 75,518 58.34%