ASUCD VOTERS GUIDE
UC Davis student body joins the ASUCD Executive Office by helping to get our peers registered to vote through Aggies Vote! The Aggies Vote is initiative is focused on getting students and all Aggies to
ASUCD is leading the way by creating a helpful guide to help students understand and navigate the various California propositions and ballot measures, all from the perspective of your fellow students. ASUCD understands there is a lot of information out there and it might feel overwhelming but we are here to help provide you with information so your individual voice is heard.
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Below is a summary of the California Propositions. For more information on the California Propositions for the November 2022 Election, visit either of these sources: https://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/ (California Secretary of State’s Proposition Voter Guide) and https://www.instagram.com/p/CjipjZgJd7V/?hl=en (UC Students Instagram Resource).
Proposition 1: ABORTION: Provides a state constitutional right to “reproductive freedom,” including the right to abortion and contraceptives
A YES vote on this measure means: The California Constitution would be changed to expressly include existing rights to reproductive freedom—such as the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion and use contraceptives.
A NO vote on this measure means: The California Constitution would not be changed to expressly include existing rights to reproductive freedom. These rights, however, would continue to exist under other state law.
Proposition 26: GAMBLING: Legalizes sports betting at American Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks in California
A YES vote on this measure means: Four racetracks could offer in-person sports betting. Racetracks would pay the state a share of sports bets made. Tribal casinos could offer in-person sports betting, roulette, and games played with dice (such as craps) if permitted by individual tribal gambling agreements with the state. Tribes would be required to support state sports betting regulatory costs at casinos. People and entities would have a new way to seek enforcement of certain state gambling laws.
A NO vote on this measure means: Sports betting would continue to be illegal in California. Tribal casinos would continue to be unable to offer roulette and games played with dice. No changes would be made to the way state gambling laws are enforced.
Proposition 27: GAMBLING: Legalizes mobile sports betting and dedicates revenue to the California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Account and the Tribal Economic Development Account.
A YES vote on this measure means: Licensed tribes or gambling companies could offer online sports betting over the Internet and mobile devices to people 21 years of age and older on non-tribal lands in California. Those offering online sports betting would be required to pay the state a share of sports bets made. A new state unit would be created to regulate online sports betting. New ways to reduce illegal online sports betting would be available.
A NO vote on this measure means: Sports betting would continue to be illegal in California. No changes would be made to the way state gambling laws are enforced.
Proposition 28: EDUCATION: Requires funding for K-12 art and music education
A YES vote on this measure means: The state would provide additional funding specifically for arts education in public schools. This amount would be above the constitutionally required amount of funding* for public schools and community colleges.
A NO vote on this measure means: Funding for arts education in public schools would continue to depend on state and local budget decisions.
*Note: Proposition 98, passed by voters as an amendment to the California Constitution in 1988, is designed to guarantee a minimum level of funding for public schools and community colleges that at least keeps pace with growth in the K–12 student population and the personal income of Californians and at best increases the amount schools receive. A YES vote would support allocating at least 1% of Prop 98 funds to art and music education and these schools would have to spend 80% of funds on employing teachers and 20% for training and materials
Proposition 29: HEALTHCARE: Enacts staffing requirements, reporting requirements, ownership disclosure, and closing requirements for chronic dialysis clinics
A YES vote on this measure means: Chronic dialysis clinics would be required to have a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant on-site during all patient treatment hours.
A NO vote on this measure means: Chronic dialysis clinics would not be required to have a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant on-site during all patient treatment hours; essentially, it opposes creating the additional requirements
Proposition 30: TAXES TRANSPORTATION: Increases the tax on personal income above $2 million by 1.75% and dedicates revenue to zero-emission vehicle projects and wildfire prevention programs
A YES vote on this measure means: Taxpayers would pay an additional tax of 1.75 percent on personal income above $2 million annually. The revenue collected from this additional tax would support zero-emission vehicle programs and wildfire response and prevention activities.
A NO vote on this measure means: No change would be made to taxes on personal income above $2 million annually.
Proposition 31: Tobacco: Upholds the ban on flavored tobacco sales
A YES vote on this measure means: In-person stores and vending machines could not sell most flavored tobacco products and tobacco product flavor enhancers.
A NO vote on this measure means: In-person stores and vending machines could continue to sell flavored tobacco products and tobacco product flavor enhancers, as allowed under other federal, state, and local rules.
Instructions Substitute/Add to Aggie Dates:
- 2022 California General Election Timeline:
- Timeline/Important Dates
- The last day to register to vote for the November 8, 2022 General Election is October 24, 2022.
- All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 8, General Election.
- Your county elections office will begin mailing ballots no later than October 10, 2022.
- If you do not receive your ballot in the mail, you can go to a Voter Assistance Center (VAC) and vote there. There is a VAC on campus in the ARC Ballroom.
- Please keep the website link sending to the secretary of state’s website