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Local California Government Super-Majority Voting Rules and Results

| Blog | August 8, 2013

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Local California Government Finance Almanac Releases Report
on Local Super-Majority Voting Rules and Results

 

 

League Fiscal Policy Advisor Michael Coleman released his report comparing the success rates for proposed local measures requiring majority votes against those requiring a 55 percent vote and those requiring a two-thirds vote.

Since 2001, more than 2,200 local revenue measures have been on the ballot throughout the state.. The measures included school, city, county and special district taxes and bonds.

Two out of three general purpose use taxes or bonds were passed with a majority vote;
Four out of five 55 percent vote school bond measures passed; and
Half of the two-thirds vote measures succeeded.

For more details, download the report here Download

 

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