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Public Policy Institute of California Suggests Changes to California Top-Two System to Give More Voter Choice in November

On April 30, the Public Policy Institute of California issued this 21-page report on the California top-two law. The analysis recommends that voter choice be expanded for the November ballot, to more than just two candidates. The report says either write-in space should be restored to the November ballot for Congress and partisan state office, or else there be a petition procedure by which a candidate can get on the November ballot even if he or she didn’t place first or second in June.

The Report also points out that in the June 2012 primary, turnout was the second lowest turnout for a California statewide primary in history. The only one that was lower was the June 2008 primary, which did not have any statewide offices (the 2008 presidential primary was held in a separate primary in February).

2 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    NO super dangerous primaries.

    ONE election day.

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  2. Jim Riley

    The report also showed that 1/3 of voters did not vote in the presidential race in 2012.

    The primary should be moved to September, and it should be possible to elected in the primary by majority vote, just as now occurs for other offices on the ballot.

    None of The Above should be added to the general election ballot. If it wins, then the seat would be declared vacant and a special election held.

    Until Congress acts to change the law for congressional elections,a majority winner in September would face off against NOTA in November.

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