|Elections in California|
California's state general elections were held November 5, 1996. Necessary primary elections were held on March 26, 1996. Up for election were all eighty (80) seats of the State Assembly, twenty (20) seats of the State Senate (half of the forty (40) total seats), and fifteen (15) statewide ballot measures.
- 1 California State Legislature elections
- 2 Statewide ballot propositions
- 2.1 Proposition 204
- 2.2 Proposition 205
- 2.3 Proposition 206
- 2.4 Proposition 207
- 2.5 Proposition 208
- 2.6 Proposition 209
- 2.7 Proposition 210
- 2.8 Proposition 211
- 2.9 Proposition 212
- 2.10 Proposition 213
- 2.11 Proposition 214
- 2.12 Proposition 215
- 2.13 Proposition 216
- 2.14 Proposition 217
- 2.15 Proposition 218
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
California State Legislature elections
There are 40 seats in the State Senate. For this election, candidates running in odd-numbered districts ran for four-year terms.
|California State Senate - 1996||Seats|
|Democratic Held and Uncontested||10|
|Republican Held and Uncontested||10|
| Total ||40|
All 80 biennially elected seats of the State Assembly were up for election this year. Each seat has a two-year term. The Democrats retained control of the State Assembly.
|California State Assembly - 1996||Seats|
|Democratic Incumbent and Uncontested||19|
|Republican Incumbent and Uncontested||29|
|Contested, Open Seats||32|
| Total ||80|
Statewide ballot propositions
Fifteen (15) ballot propositions qualified to be listed on the general election ballot in California. Eight measures passed while seven failed.
(Safe, Clean, Reliable Water Supply Act.) Proposition 204 passed with 62.84% of the vote.
(Youthful and Adult Offender Local Facilities Bond Act of 1996.) Proposition 205 failed with 40.62% of the vote.
(Veterans' Bond Act of 1996.) Proposition 206 passed with 53.56% of the vote.
(Attorneys. Fees. Right to Negotiate. Frivolous Lawsuits.) Proposition 207 failed with 34.22% of the vote.
(Campaign Contributions and Spending Limits. Restricts Lobbyists.) Proposition 208 passed with 61.27% of the vote.
(Prohibition Against Discrimination or Preferential Treatment by State and Other Public Entities.) Proposition 209 passed with 54.55% of the vote.
(Minimum Wage Increase.) Proposition 210 passed with 61.45% of the vote.
(Attorney-Client Fee Arrangements. Securities Fraud. Lawsuits.) Proposition 211 failed with 25.65% of the vote.
(Campaign Contributions and Spending Limits. Repeals Gift and Honoraria Limits. Restricts Lobbyists.) Proposition 212 failed with 49.16% of the vote.
(Limitation on Recovery to Felons, Uninsured Motorists, Drunk Drivers.) Proposition 213 passed with 76.83% of the vote.
(Health Care. Consumer Protection. Initiative Statute.) Proposition 214 failed with 42.04% of the vote.
(Medical Use of Marijuana.) Proposition 215 passed with 55.58% of the vote.
(Health Care. Consumer Protection. Taxes on Corporate Restructuring.) Proposition 216 failed with 38.76% of the vote.
(Top Income Tax Brackets. Reinstatement. Revenues to Local Agencies.) Proposition 217 failed with 49.20% of the vote.
(Voter Approval for Local Government Taxes. Limitations on Fees, Assessments, and Charges.) Proposition 218 passed with 56.55% of the vote.
- California State Legislature
- California State Assembly
- California State Assembly elections, 1996
- California State Senate
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- Districts in California
- Political party strength in U.S. states
- Political party strength in California
- Elections in California
- California Proposition 209
- California Proposition 215
- California Proposition 218
- California Proposition 218 Local Initiative Power