Vote YES on Prop 71 - Effective Date of Initiatives

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Currently, an initiative that is approved takes effect the day after the election unless the measure provides otherwise. Election results are not officially certified until five weeks after the election. While most election results are clear shortly after Election Day, that is not always the case. Prop 71 would provide that an initiative would take effect five days after the Secretary of State certifies the election results.

Vote YES on Prop 71.

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The LWVC just completed an update study of the initiative and referendum process in California. As a result of the study, the League adopted an updated position.