Sunday, 03 March 2024

Voters across county, state say no to five of six propositions

LAKEPORT – Californians soundly defeated all but one of the propositions put before them in a special statewide ballot on Tuesday.


Voters rejected the financial package by wide margins. The only proposition to pass was 1F, which would prevent certain elected officials from receiving salary increases during years when the state has a deficit.


Lake County voters closely mirrored the overall state results. With all 27 precincts reporting, Lake County voters said no to Propositions 1A through 1E, but approved Proposition 1F.


Registrar of Voters Diane Fridley's office reported that of the 33,010 registered voters, 9,746 – or 29.5 percent – case votes in Tuesday's special election.


Of that total, 11 percent, or 3,626 ballots, were cast at precincts, with 6,120, or 18.5 percent, cast by absentee.


Absentee, or vote by mail, voters have grown to account for about half of the county's registered voters, as Lake County News has reported.


Fridley reported that her office started processing absentee ballots last Friday. The official canvass will begin Wednesday and will continue daily – with the exception of weekends and the holiday – until completed.


The local and state results for the special election ballot measures are as follows, according to the Registrar of Voters office and the office of California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.


Proposition 1A: “Rainy Day” Stabilization Fund


Lake County

Yes  3,259  33.7%

No   6,399   66.3%


California

Yes   1,327,400   34.1 %

No    2,555,519    65.9 %


Proposition 1B: Education Fund Payment Plan


Lake County

Yes   3,586    37.2%

No     6,063   62.8%


California

Yes   1,452,535    37.4%

No     2,421,906   62.6%


Proposition 1C: Lottery Modernization Act


Lake County

Yes   3,384   35.0%

No    6,271   65.0%


California

Yes  1,368,222  35.4%

No   2,493,770   64.6%


Proposition 1D: Children's Services Funding


Lake County

Yes   3,121   32.4%

No    6,514    67.6%


California

Yes   1,324,252   34.2%

No    2,536,657   65.8%


Proposition 1E: Mental Health Fund Temporary Reallocation


Lake County

Yes     2,953    31.1%

No       6,557   68.9%


California

Yes   1,292,437  33.6%

No    2,549,361  66.4%


Prop 1F: Elected Officials' Salaries


Lake County

Yes     7,192    75.3%

No       2,358    24.7%


California

Yes     2,859,122   73.9%

No      1,010,457   26.1%


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