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For Immediate Release
October 17, 2018
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477 Schools Participate in California Student Mock Election

SACRAMENTO - 477 schools cast 55,084 ballots in California’s Student Mock Election.

Last week, California students participating in the statewide Mock Election “voted” for Governor, United States Senator and eleven statewide measures that will be on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot. The Secretary of State’s office provided schools with mock election ballots, voter information guides, and posters to promote voting.

“Our Student Mock Election is preparing young Californians across the state to become active voters,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “Even though most students will not be old enough to cast a ballot this November, they can still gain valuable experience researching candidates and discussing ballot propositions with their peers and teachers. The student mock election is a fun, hands-on way to help young people familiarize themselves with the democratic process. The Secretary of State’s office has been proud to work with educators and elections officials across the state to prepare the next generation of Californians to become regular participants in our democracy.”

Results from the Student Mock Election:

GovernorParty# of Votes%
Gavin Newsom Democratic 31779 57.69%
John H. Cox Republican 23305 42.31%
US SenatorParty# of Votes%
Dianne Feinstein Democratic 27089 50.24%
Kevin De Leon Democratic 26832 49.76%
Ballot MeasuresYes Votes%No Votes%
Proposition 1 Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Assistance Programs. Legislative Statute. 34079 69.38% 15037 30.62%
Proposition 2 Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals for Mental Illness. Legislative Statute. 33791 69.47% 14847 30.53%
Proposition 3 Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Fish Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute. 36989 75.67% 11891 24.33%
Proposition 4 Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative Statute. 39828 81.24% 9195 18.76%
Proposition 5 Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 20416 44.09% 25886 55.91%
Proposition 6 Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. 21931 44.88% 26935 55.12%
Proposition 7 Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period. Legislative Statute. 23068 47.75% 25237 52.25%
Proposition 8 Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment. Initiative Statute. 33258 66.18% 16999 33.82%
Proposition 10 Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. 30205 66.21% 15413 33.79%
Proposition 11 Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability. Initiative Statute. 25071 54.56% 20877 45.44%
Proposition 12 Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products. Initiative Statute. 22635 46.28% 26276 53.72%

* On July 18, 2018, Proposition 9 was removed from the ballot by order of the California Supreme Court.


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