Updated Nov. 11, 5:55 p.m.
Polls have closed in California and initial results are starting to come in. It may take days — or even weeks — for many races to be called, with results coming in waves as mail-in ballots are received and counted.
We've noted where the Associated Press has called whether a measure will succeed or fail. CapRadio and NPR rely on the Associated Press for race calls. Here is information about how the process works.
✅ Proposition 1: Reproductive rights
California voters approved Proposition 1, according to a race call from the Associated Press. Of the 6,363,676 ballots counted, 65% were in favor and 35% were against Prop. 1, which will change the state’s constitution to include the right to choose to have an abortion or use contraceptives.
The amendment was proposed after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal right to an abortion in June and left the decision up to individual states. California law already grants residents the right to an abortion, but reproductive rights advocates argued adding it to the constitution may provide greater protections against future abortion restrictions.
❌ Proposition 26: Sports betting at tribal casinos
Voters have rejected Proposition 26, according to a race call from the Associated Press. Of the 6,312,441 ballots counted, 70% were against and 30% were in favor of the measure, which would have legalized in-person sports gambling at California’s racetracks and tribal casinos.
❌ Proposition 27: Online sports betting
Voters have rejected Proposition 27, according to a race call from the Associated Press. Of the 6,361,668 ballots counted, 83% were against and 17% were in favor of the measure, which would have allowed California’s tribes or gambling companies to offer online sports betting, including on mobile devices. All sports wagering is currently illegal in the state. The measure appeared headed to defeat in the days leading up to Election Day after a flood of opposition ads funded by some of the state's Native American tribal governments.
✅ Proposition 28: K-12 arts funding
Voters have approved Proposition 28, according to a race call from the Associated Press. Of the 6,343,377 ballots counted, 62% were in favor and 38% were against the measure, which will require the state to establish an annual source of funding for arts and music education in all public K-8 schools, K-12 schools and charter schools. The money would come from the school’s general fund and would be the equivalent of, at minimum, 1% of the already required state and local funding for public schools.
❌ Proposition 29: Dialysis regulation
Voters have rejected Proposition 29, according to a race call from the Associated Press. Of the 6,304,903 ballots counted, 70% were against and 30% were in favor of the measure, which would have required a licensed nurse practitioner, physician or physician assistant on-site at kidney dialysis clinics during treatments. This is the third time California voters have voted on such a measure in recent years, after similar proposals were defeated in 2018 and 2020.
❌ Proposition 30: Income tax for electric cars
Voters have rejected Proposition 30, according to a race call from the Associated Press. Of the 6,358,039 ballots counted, 59% were against and 41% were in favor of the proposition, which would have increased taxes for individuals who earned over $2 million a year. Money would have been used to further fund programs aimed at reducing air pollution and preventing wildfires.
✅ Proposition 31: Flavored tobacco ban
Voters have approved Proposition 31, according to a race call from the Associated Press. The measure upholds a 2020 law that bans the sale of flavored tobacco products like e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and menthol cigarettes. Of the 46,333,707 ballots counted, 63% were in favor and 37% were opposed.
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