Last week, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced the relaunch of the free, online “Quick Guide to Props” tool for voters.

“Quick Guide to Props” provides voters a helpful list of the top 10 campaign contributions, funding totals for each of the five statewide propositions, as well as a brief nonpartisan analysis.

Information available in the “Quick Guide to Props” includes:

• Summaries of each ballot measure written by the Attorney General’s Office;

• Fundraising data depicted in bar charts of the total funds raised by all committees primarily formed for and against a proposition. This information is based on data from Power Search and analysis by the Secretary of State’s Political Reform Division;

• The 10 largest contributions during the 2017-18 election cycle to committees formed primarily for and against each proposition;

• What a “yes” and “no” vote means for each proposition, written by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office; and

• Arguments for and against each proposition submitted by the proposition’s proponents and opponents.

The campaign finance elements are updated daily. This tool was developed in 2016 in partnership with MapLight, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that tracks money in politics.

To view the Quick Guide to Props, visit: http://quickguidetoprops.sos.ca.gov/.

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