California citizens, after amending the state Constitution in 1911, began directly participating in the legislative process with the creation of the Initiative system. This following two collections are a near-complete record of citizen initiatives and propositions from 1911 to the present. Work on this collection began in 1999 with the support of a federal LSTA grant. For further information about Initiatives and Propositions, please visit the websites for the California Attorney General and the California Secretary of State, or view our chronological list of California Ballot Pamphlets.


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