For Immediate Release
May 16, 2018
SOS Press Office
SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla is announcing the re-launch of the free, online “Quick Guide to Props” tool for voters. “Quick Guide to Props” provides voters a helpful list of the top ten campaign contributions, funding totals for each of the five statewide propositions, as well as a brief nonpartisan analysis. The campaign finance elements are dynamic and updated daily. This tool was developed in 2016 in partnership with MapLight, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that tracks money in politics.
To view the Quick Guide to Props visit: http://quickguidetoprops.sos.ca.gov/
“Statewide ballot measures have a tremendous impact on the future of our state,” California Secretary of State Padilla said. “‘Quick Guide to Props’ provides voters with a simple and clear view of campaign finance data as well as nonpartisan analysis of the five measures that will appear on the June 5 Primary ballot. In an era where social media can powerfully inform and encourage, as well as misinform and discourage citizens from participating in elections, this tool demonstrates how technology can be used to assist voters in making more informed decisions.”
The Secretary of State previously partnered with MapLight to create Power Search, a campaign finance search engine to help the public more easily review the source, recipient, and amount of state-level campaign contributions to candidates and independent expenditures from 2001 to the present.
Information available in the Quick Guide to Props includes: