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California Proposition 10, Congressional Redistricting Act (June 1982)

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See also: Redistricting in California
California Proposition 10 was on the June 8, 1982 statewide primary ballot in California as a veto referendum, where it was defeated.

Proposition 10 allowed California's voters to approve or reject a congressional reapportionment statute adopted in 1981 by the California State Legislature.

If Proposition 10 had been approved, the congressional districts established by the state legislature would have remained unchanged until 1991.

Since Proposition 10 was defeated, the congressional districts set by the legislature in 1981 were only used for the primary and general elections in 1982. In 1983, the Legislature was required to adopt new boundaries.

See also: State Senate Redistricting Act (Proposition 11) and State Assembly Redistricting Act (Proposition 12)

Election results

Proposition 10
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3,226,33364.6%
Yes 1,764,981 35.4%

Ballot summary

Proposition 10's official ballot summary said:

"A "yes" vote approves, a "no" vote rejects, a statute (Chapter 535) enacted by 1981 Legislature revising the boundaries of the 43 congressional districts and adding 2 new congressional districts. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: Approval would not affect state or local costs. Rejection, which would require establishment of new congressional districts in 1983, would result in state costs of $250,000 and county costs of $350,000.

Fiscal impact

The fiscal estimate provided by the California Legislative Analyst's Office said:

"Approval of this statute would not affect state or local costs.
Rejection of this statute would require the Legislature to establish new congressional districts in 1983. The State General Fund costs associated with establishing new congressional districts would be approximately $250,000. Counties would incur one-time costs of approximately $350,000 to develop new precinct maps and related election materials for the districts."

Path to the ballot

The California State Legislature voted to put Proposition 10 on the ballot.

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