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Midterm elections 2014: Making sense of CA ballot props through song and animation




Joana Briones places
Joana Briones places "Vote here" signs into supply tubs on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at Los Angeles County's Elections Operations Center in Santa Fe Springs. The tubs will be distributed to thousands of voting precincts in LA County for the upcoming November 4 election day.
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There are six propositions on the California ballot this year. Maybe you've already read your voter guide cover to cover and know exactly how you are going to vote, but perhaps not.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the ballot measures and don't have much time to hunker down and study, there are a few ways to get quickly up to date on each of the propositions and maybe even have a little fun doing it.

First is "The Proposition Song," written by Kim Alexander, president and founder of the California Voter Foundation:


You can also check out Nate Kaplan's website called SeePolitical. The site features short, animated videos that explain each of the ballot measures (in English and Spanish). Here's an example for Prop 1:

 

And of course there's also KPCC's handy proposition guide to explain things even more in depth!