While you won’t be able to personally solve the State of California’s budgetary woes, at least you have a chance to be heard a little bit tomorrow. You can decide whether to shuffle the state budget around…or not.
If you are registered and haven’t voted by mail, then this is your friendly push to vote on Tuesday, May 19th. Now I’m not going to tell you what to do, but here are some handy links so you have no last minute excuses to forget your civic duty.
Not sure if you are eligible? There’s one way to find out, by checking your registration status. If you are present and accounted for, then go ahead and identify your polling location for tomorrow. We live in the modern era and you can do these things with your mouse-clicks.
Enter the no-spin zone. You probably have heard opinions about the six propositions already, but we encourage you to enter the no-spin zone for a few minutes before heading to the polls. Try out these video and text summaries of each proposition first:
- Prop 1A – State Budget – Video – Description
- Prop 1B – Public Education Funding – Video – Description
- Prop 1C – California State Lottery – Video – Description
- Prop 1D – Transfer of Child Development Funds – Video – Description
- Prop 1E – Transfer of Mental Health Funds – Video – Description
- Prop 1F – Pay Raises for State Officials – Video – Description
To find out more about each proposition, read this Easy Voter Guide, prepared by the League of Women Voters. Or else link to this Quick Reference Guide To Props, which was created by the State of California.
Want even more? Dive into these Proposition Analyses or Full Voter Information Guide links. Or worst case, check out Google Search or Google News results and fend for yourself.
It will only take a few minutes at the polls tomorrow, and you have nothing to lose. Have we created enough guilt and sense of responsibility for you to cast a ballot now?