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  CA Proposition 14 - Top Two Primaries Act
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Parents > United States > California > Propositions > 2010 Referendums > Top Two Primaries
OfficeReferendum
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline 00, 2010 - 12:00pm
Polls Open June 08, 2010 - 06:00am
Polls Close June 08, 2010 - 08:00pm
Term Start June 09, 2010 - 12:00pm
Term End 00, 9999 - 12:00pm
Turnout 30.28% Registered 13.84% Total Population
ContributorJason
Last ModifiedJason August 23, 2010 11:27pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description Ballot title and label: "Elections. Increases Right to Participate in Primary Elections." Reforms the primary election process for congressional, statewide, and legislative races. Allows all voters to choose any candidate regardless of the candidate’s or voter’s political party preference. Ensures that the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will appear on the general election ballot regardless of party preference.

Official summary: Encourages increased participation in elections for congressional, legislative, and statewide offices by reforming the procedure by which candidates are selected in primary elections. Gives voters increased options in the primary by allowing all voters to choose any candidate regardless of the candidate’s or voter’s political party preference. Provides that candidates may choose not to have a political party preference indicated on the primary ballot. Provides that only the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary will appear on the general election ballot regardless of party preference. Does not change primary elections for President, party committee offices and nonpartisan offices.

Estimated fiscal impact: The data are insufficient to identify the amount of any increase or decrease in costs to administer elections will increase.
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
04/04/2010 06/08/2010
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Yes 2 4 --1
Leaning Call: Yes (100.00%)
Weighted Call: Yes (100.00%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph

03/09/2010 06/02/2010

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
Website  
Uncertified Votes2,764,158 (53.62%) 2,390,545 (46.38%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -373,613 (-7.25%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
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MATCHUP POLLS (3 from 2 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg51.37%-- 29.38%--  
Survey USA 
06/01/10-06/02/10
50.00% -- 28.00% --
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 
05/09/10-05/16/10
60.00% -- 27.00% --
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 
03/09/10-03/16/10
56.00% -- 27.00% --
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LBT Smart
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 10, 2010 01:30am Rule Change Politicians, analysts question new open primary system  Article Jason 
Apr 27, 2010 12:00am Analysis Insight: Why Republicans oppose Prop. 14  Article Jason 
Apr 25, 2010 12:00am Editorial Proposition 14: Create real competition  Article Jason 
Feb 19, 2010 02:00am Speculative Will Prop. 14 kill third parties?  Article Jason 

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