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Time to cram: California's 17 ballot measure propositions explained

Jeff Thompson holds his 8-month-old son, Tyler, while voting in the Los Angeles County primary election at Canyon Springs School's library on Tuesday, June 3, 2016, in Santa Clarita. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Election Day is November 8. It's time to study up.

There's a lot on the ballot, including 17 statewide ballot measures certified by the California Secretary of State’s Office. You'll be voting on a range of issues like legalizing marijuana, the death penalty, prescription drug costs, taxes and much more.

To help you sift through the measures, we've gathered up what you'll need to know to make an informed decision: what the opponents and supporters are saying, the measures' fiscal impact, and the campaign money spent to support and oppose each proposal.

Here's a quick overview and links to more information:

Want an audible study guide? Listen to the attached audio. 

Beyond these measures, there may be others on your local ballot. Type in your address below to view your personalized sample ballot. Get to it. The election is right around the corner.

Series: California Counts

California Counts is a collaboration of KPBS, KPCC, KQED and Capital Public Radio to report on the 2016 election. The coverage focuses on major issues and solicits diverse voices on what's important to the future of California.

Read more in this series and let us know your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #CACounts.