California Proposition 23, the "None of the Above" Act (2000)
If Proposition 23 had passed, it would have required that all election ballots for federal and state offices would provide voters with the option of voting for "none of the above," not including elections for judges and local offices.
Text of measure
The ballot title was:
- Provides that in general, special, primary and recall elections for President, Vice President, United States House of Representatives and Senate, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Controller, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Insurance Commissioner, Board of Equalization, State Assembly and State Senate, voters may vote for "none of the above" rather than a named candidate.
- Votes for "none of the above" shall be tallied and listed in official election results, but will not count for purposes of determining who wins election.
- See also: Fiscal impact statement
The California Legislative Analyst's Office provided an estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact for Proposition 23. That estimate was:
- Generally minor costs to state and county governments.
$987,820 was spent in favor of the measure; virtually nothing was spent opposing it.
- Official Voter Guide to Proposition 23
- Full text of Proposition 23
- Official declaration of the March 7, 2000 vote
- Smart Voter on Proposition 23
- Cal Voter on Prop 23
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