California Split Electoral College Vote Distribution Initiative (2014)

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A California Split Electoral College Vote Distribution Initiative (#13-0049) was approved for circulation in California as a contender for the November 4, 2014 ballot as an initiated state statute.

Supporters of the initiative referred to it as "The Make Our Vote Count Act".

Text of measure

Ballot title:

Electoral Votes. Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates. Initiative Statute.

Official summary:

"Changes existing law which awards all of the State's electoral votes to the presidential and vice-presidential winners of the popular vote within California, and instead divides and assigns electoral votes to the candidates according to their share of the popular vote. Requires each presidential elector to live in California. Requires Secretary of State to determine the percentage of the popular vote received by each candidate and certify to each candidate and political party the number of electoral votes won by each candidate."

Fiscal impact statement:

(Note: The fiscal impact statement for a California ballot initiative authorized for circulation is jointly prepared by the state's Legislative Analyst and its Director of Finance.)

"No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments."

Path to the ballot

See also: Signature requirements for ballot measures in California
  • Hal Nickle submitted a letter requesting a title and summary on November 22, 2013.
  • A title and summary were issued by the Attorney General of California's office on January 21, 2014.
  • 504,760 valid signatures were required for qualification purposes.
  • Supporters had until June 20, 2014 to collect the required signatures. Filing sufficient signatures by that date would not have allowed the initiative to compete on the November 4, 2014 ballot.
  • The secretary of state’s suggested signature filing deadline for the November 4, 2014 ballot was April 18, 2014.
  • The initiative failed to qualify on July 3, 2014.

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