For Immediate Release
October 17, 2018
SOS Press Office
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:
|Governor||Party||# of Votes||%|
|John H. Cox||Republican||23305||42.31%|
|US Senator||Party||# of Votes||%|
|Kevin De Leon||Democratic||26832||49.76%|
|Ballot Measures||Yes 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.