California Split Electoral College Vote Distribution Initiative (2014)
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Supporters of the initiative referred to it as "The Make Our Vote Count Act."
Text of measure
- "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:
- "No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments."
Path to the ballot
- 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 and submit the required number of signatures, as petition circulators are given 150 days to circulate petitions.
- The Secretary of State’s suggested signature filing deadline for the November 4, 2014, ballot was April 18, 2014. This means that if supporters had submitted enough valid signatures by June 20 but after April 18, the measure could have been pushed back as far as the next statewide general election, in November 2016.
- The initiative failed to qualify on July 3, 2014.