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Ballot Brief

So, what are all those propositions on your ballot? What do they actually mean? "Ballot Brief" brings you all the information you need to get through the 2020 election season. Here you'll find explainers featuring veteran broadcaster Leyna Nguyen that break down what the propositions are and what they mean for voters. For a quick look at all the props, here's a printable guide in English and in Spanish.

Find all the final prop results here.

Presented, in part, by the Resnick Family Foundation.

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Marilyn Koziatek | Wikimedia Commons/Marilyn Koziate/Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Koziatek Concedes in Hotly Contested LAUSD Board Race

Marilyn Koziatek, a Granada Hills Charter High School staffer who ran a spirited and well-funded challenge of Los Angeles Unified School District board member Scott Schmerelson, conceded defeat today.
Ana Figueroa, 33, of Los Angeles, CA casts her ballot at a voting center inside The Wiltern on election day. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. | Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

Voters Help Big Business Override California Lawmakers

Special interests that are thwarted in the California Capitol attempt an end-run around new laws they don't like: ask the voters to overrule lawmakers.
George Gascon speaks at a news conference at the San Francisco Hall of Justice May 5, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Jackie Lacey addresses the media at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 6, 2020. | Justin Sullivan/Genaro Molina/Getty

Jackie Lacey Concedes Defeat in Contentious L.A. District Attorney Race

With challenger George Gascón maintaining a steady lead since Tuesday's election, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey today conceded defeat.
Holly Mitchell attends the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project LA County's Politics, Sex, & Cocktails fundraiser on October 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Planned Parenthood

Mitchell Declares Victory in Race Against Wesson for L.A. County Seat

Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, was celebrating today an unexpectedly lopsided victory in her race against Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson to replace termed-out Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in the county's 2nd District.
A man jogs past a row of telephone booths in front of the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail on May 11, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Measure J's 'Care First' Public Safety Plan Headed for Victory

As of Tuesday morning, 57% of voters supported Measure J, a charter amendment requiring that a minimum of 10% of the county's unrestricted general funds be spent on alternatives to incarceration.
Empty Hollywood High hallway on September 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

L.A. Voters Pass $7B LAUSD Bond Measure

Measure RR, the $7 billion bond measure that will provide LAUSD with a steady flow of money to improve its facilities and technology, as well as increase safety measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was approved by voters.

2020 California Props: Results at-a-Glance

A quick look at the results of the 2020 California ballot propositions.
Clerk Joseph Gabriel M Gavile works at the ballot processing center at the L.A. County Registrar temporary building at the Fairplex in Pomona on Oct. 23, 2020. | Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

California Election Results 2020

Use CalMatters' handy tracker to see how California voted in the 2020 election, including for President, Congress and ballot propositions.
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