What are some good resources for California voters?
Most California voters received their ballots this week, and as usual there are a bunch of propositions to vote on that we’ve barely heard of because nearly all election discussion is about national issues. So, what are you using to study up?
Just finished filling out my ballot today. Ballotpedia has been my usual go to over the past few elections to get a better understanding of measures and propositions.
In Los Angeles, there's Bruin's Vote which is a website run by UCLA about how to vote if you're a student there. But the gem of the website is the Candidates List which has links to every candidate's web site (if they have one). This was invaluable for learning more about the judges and smaller races where I have no idea how to vote. I don't know whether other branches of the University of California have similar sites, but thought I'd mention it in case it's useful to anyone else.
Here is Scott Alexander’s ballot, which doesn’t seem like a particularly trustworthy source but is at least amusing.
Edit: the comments in response are interesting, with a stem-cell researcher making a case for their funding.
Also Michael Levinson, I dont know who he is, but he wrote Why I vote “no” on (almost) all California ballot propositions, even if I agree with them which I enjoyed reading.