What Were the Results for California’s 2020 Election Propositions?

Written by Azella LaFever (News Writer)

This election has been very different due to COVID 19 with many people using mail-in voting instead of in-person voting. Now that most of the votes have been counted the unofficial results are in for the propositions in California. The final results will be announced on December 11, 2020.

Proposition 14 would authorize 5.5 billion state bonds to go toward stem cell and other medical research including training, research, and facility construction. This also dedicates 1.5 billion dollars toward brain-related diseases. The result of this proposition is yes. Proposition 15 would increase funding sources for public schools, community colleges, and local government services by changing the tax assessment on commercial and industrial property. The results of this proposition are no. Proposition 16 would allow diversity as a factor in public employment, education, and contracting decisions. This permits government decision making policies to consider race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. The result of this proposition is no. 

Proposition 17 would restore the right to vote after completion of prison term to persons who have been disqualified from voting while serving a prison term. The result of this proposition is yes. Proposition 18 amended the California constitution to permit 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections if they will turn 18 by the next general election and be otherwise able to vote. The result of this proposition is no. Proposition 19 would change the certain property tax rules which would allow homeowners who are over 55, disabled, or wildfire/disaster victims to transfer to the residences tax base to a replacement residence. The result of this proposition is yes. Proposition 20 would restrict parole for certain offenses currently considered to be non-violent and would authorize felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated as misdemeanors. The result of this proposition is no. 

Proposition 21 would expand local governments’ authority to enact rent control on residential property over 15 years old. The result of this proposition is no. Proposition 22 would exempt app-based transportation and delivery companies from providing employee benefits to certain drivers and would classify app-based drivers as independent contractors instead of employees. The result of this proposition is yes. Proposition 23 would establish state requirements for kidney dialysis clinics to require an on-site medical professional on-site during treatment. The result of this proposition is no. Proposition 24 would amend consumer privacy laws which means it would permit consumers to prevent businesses from sharing personal information. The result of this proposition is yes. Proposition 25 would pass a law that replaced money bail with a system based on public safety and flight risk. The result of this proposition is no. 

These are the current unofficial ballot proposition results. The results will change/vary as the mail-in ballots and provisional ballots come in and get counted. 


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