California Ballot Measures

UC Hastings Law Library -- California Ballot Measures Database

The California Ballot Measures Database is a comprehensive, searchable source of information on California ballot propositions and initiatives from 1911 to the present. It includes the full text of individual ballot propositions, accompanying information contained in the ballot pamphlets, related legal and legislative history, and pdfs of the full ballot pamphlets. For ballot initiatives, it contains the full text of the individual initiatives, accompanying material relating to their filing & qualification, related legal and legislative history, and pdfs of related official documents.

The database was made possible in part by a grant from the LSTA program.


Browse the PDF images of California Ballot Pamphlets (1911-2012).

Browse the PDF images of Individual Ballot Propositions.

Browse the PDF images of California Initiatives.



More Information:

A History of California Initiatives: 1912 through July 2013 The Secretary of State has made available online an historical study and statistical analysis of California initiative measures.

California Attorney General Official Website For current information and full text of Initiatives (2004- current).

California Secretary of State Official Website For current information and full text of Propositions (1996- current).

Contact Chuck Marcus, Faculty Services Librarian for further inquiries.