Secretary of State Alex Padilla Announces 2018 Quick Guide to Props Tool

SACRAMENTO September 20, 2018 – The free, online “Quick Guide to Props” tool for voters has been updated for the November 6, 2018 General Election. “Quick Guide to Props” provides voters with a helpful list of the top ten campaign contributions, funding totals for each of the eleven statewide propositions, as well as a brief nonpartisan analysis. The campaign finance elements are dynamic and updated daily. This tool was originally 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
“The Quick Guide to Props is an essential resource to help voters make informed choices for the November 6 General Election,” said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. “This user friendly tool provides voters with up to date campaign finance data as well as nonpartisan analysis of the eleven statewide ballot measures. We are harnessing technology to promote clear, concise information on measures that will affect our state for years to come.”
Information available in the Quick Guide to Props includes:
  • Summaries of each ballot measure written by the Attorney General’s office.
  • Fundraising data depicted in bar charts of the total funds raised by all committees primarily formed for and against a proposition. This information is based on data from Power Search and analysis by the Secretary of State’s Political Reform Division.
  • The 10 largest contributions, during the 2017 – 2018 election cycle, to committees formed primarily for and against each proposition.
  • What a “yes” and “no” vote means for each proposition, written by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s office.
  • Arguments for and against each proposition submitted by the proposition’s proponents and opponents.
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