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What does my vote mean in a proposition and other frequently asked questions

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Posted at 5:04 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 06:04:58-05

What is a proposition?

A proposition is a statement posed to voters in order to gauge their opinion. Typically, the proposition focuses on a key issue, such as education or health care.

What does my vote mean?

Voters will vote "yes" or "no" for a proposition. If you agree with the statement that is posed, you vote "yes." If you do not agree with the statement, you vote "no."

Are propositions laws?

No. When voting for a proposition, that does not mean that the statement will automatically become a law. The proposition gives political parties an idea of how voters feel about key issues.

Why are there propositions on the ballot?

Propositions allow political parties to gauge the public's views on key opinions. The parties will then use these opinions when building their platforms for the general election.