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Voter cram session: AirTalk breaks down the ballot propositions

Voter cram session October 17, 2018
Voter cram session October 17, 2018
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Voters have fewer propositions to sift through than two years ago, but will be asked to vote on 11 statewide ballot measures this fall.

Among them, Californians will decide whether local governments should be able to expand rent control, whether to retain the gas tax, and if the state should only sell cage-free eggs.

Haven’t studied up yet? No problem.

Today we’re rebroadcasting our hour long cram session from Wednesday, October 17 in which AirTalk host Larry Mantle was joined by a panel of experts to break down the props. So open up your sample ballot and follow along.

Ready for Election Day? Get up to speed on what you need to know with our Voter Game Plan at Read up on the candidates and ballot measures, find out about registration deadlines or ask us your questions.


Michael Alvarez, professor of political science at Caltech; he is spearheading Caltech’s research project with Orange County working to develop tools and measures to understand voting and election integrity

Melody Gutierrez, Sacramento bureau chief and political reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle

Salvador Rodriguez, interim opinion editor for the Southern California News Group  

Katie Orr, government and politics reporter for KQED

Fernando Guerra, professor of political science and Chicana/o Latina/o Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University