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/.