2004 Initiative General Election Results - California
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Data for this Contest was Contributed by texaslefty on 2007-02-17

  Initiative: Proposition 59: Public Records, Open MeetingsPopular Vote
Yes 9,334,852 83.31%
No 1,870,146 16.69%
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Election Notes:
  • Measure amends Constitution to: * Provide right of public access to meetings of government bodies and writings of government officials. * Provide that statutes and rules furthering public access shall be broadly construed, or narrowly construed if limiting access. * Require future statutes and rules limiting access to contain findings justifying necessity of those limitations. * Preserve constitutional rights including rights of privacy, due process, equal protection; expressly preserves existing constitutional and statutory limitations restricting access to certain meetings and records of government bodies and officials, including law enforcement and prosecution records. Exempts Legislature's records and meetings.
Demographic Data

2010 Population:37,253,956Enum.2010 Population Density:92.2persons/km2
2004 Population:35,574,576Est.2004 Population Density:88.1persons/km2
2000 Population:33,871,648Enum.2000 Population Density:83.9persons/km2
Land Area (2000):403,933km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.0%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: California Secretary of State. Statement of Vote 2004 General Election November 2, 2004, California Secretary of State (http://ss.ca.gov/elections/sov/2004_general/formatted_ballot_measures_detail.pdf) (accessed 17 Feb 2007)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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