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During every election cycle Californians have the right to vote on propositions. A ballot proposition is a law submitted to the electorate for approval. A proposition gets on the ballot either by voter petition or through the state legislature.

Unfortunately, these propositions, especially the ones in the 2010 California elections, are often confusing, and predicting consequences, especially health implications, are not an exact science. As the election date (November 2, 2010) is near, I will speculate on what will likely happen based on the language of each proposition.

Informed Citizen or uninformed, that is up to you. I am trying to make it easier for you to be the former with my succinct and accurate analyses of each proposition. If you are curious, I will be sure to let you know my stance on each proposition before the election on November 2, 2010 as well. Also, don’t forget to register to vote, if you haven’t done so already. TODAY IS LAST DAY TO MAIL REGISTRATION IN.

My tentative posting schedule for the propositions up for voting in California:
Oct. 19 – Prop 19
Oct. 21 – Prop 21
Oct. 23 – Prop 20 and 27
Oct. 24 – Prop 24 and 26
Oct. 26 – Rest of the Props
Oct. 28 – Special Recap Post (Day before Oct. 29, which is the last day to send mail-in votes.)

NOTE: Views expressed by writers represent their own and not of HMT. Please see Disclaimer for more information. Also, HMT promotes healthy habits and does not condone the clever image above for voting and eating Krispy Kreme. The image is clever, but please vote separately and not eat Krispy Kreme in the process.