Join a webinar presentation and discussion of the pros and cons of state and local measures appearing on the Palo Alto, November 3, 2020 ballot.
Presented by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto. The League of Women Voters sponsors these Pros and Cons sessions to provide the public with unbiased information to help inform their election decisions. The LWV is nonpartisan and does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.
The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto sponsors these Pros and Cons sessions to provide the public with unbiased information to help inform their election decisions. The LWV is nonpartisan and does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.
Pros & Cons
For each state wide election, we provide nonpartisan explanations of measures on the ballot, including the provisions, fiscal effects, main arguments for and against, and the supporters and opponents.
How to evaluate ballot measures?
- Examine what the measure seeks to accomplish. Do you agree with those goals? Is the measure seeking changes that are consistent with your ideas about government?
- Who are the real sponsors and opponents of the measure? Check where the money is coming from with VotersEdge.
- Is the measure written well? Is it “good government,” or will it cause more problems than it will resolve?
- Does the measure create its own revenue source? Does it earmark, restrict or obligate government revenues?
- Does the measure mandate a government program or service without addressing how it will be funded?
- Does the measure deal with one issue that can be easily decided by a YES or NO vote? Or, is it a complex issue that should be thoroughly examined in the legislative arena?
- If the measure amends the Constitution, consider whether it really belongs in the Constitution. Remember that all constitutional amendments require voter approval.