Blank Ballots analysis

A number of our earlier posts have noted the high number of ballots cast that are blank on the question of Proposition 11. Here are comparison numbers of blank ballots by contest, based on the Secretary of State’s vote report for 10:22am on November 14th:

Blank Presidential ballots: 1.4%
Proposition 8 (gay marriage): 2.1%
Proposition 4 (parental notification): 5.4%
Proposition 2 (farm animal care): 5.4%
Proposition 5 (drug offenders): 7.0%
Proposition 1A (high speed rail): 7.1%
Proposition 7 (renewable energy): 7.4%
Proposition 3 (childrens hospitals): 7.6%
Proposition 10 (alt fuel vehicles): 8.1%
Proposition 9 (crime victim rights): 9.2%
Proposition 6 (police funding): 9.4%
Proposition 12 (veterans’ bond): 10.0%
Proposition 11 (redistricting) 12.1%

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