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The purpose of this paper is to serve as an analysis of proposition 198 It will include an objective summary of the proposition a summary of the major arguments both for and against the proposal and a conclusion conveying the results of the election as well as my own opinion on the issue In order to produce an accurate summary of the proposition however I feel that some background discussion of the California primary is necessary Basically California has three types of elections primary general and special Primary elections are held for both partisan offices and nonpartisan offices 1996 California Voter Guide According to the California Journal prior to the Progressive reformation in California slates of candidates were determined by party bosses and activists at state conventions The Progressives changed the California primary in such a manner that it gave ordinary citizens and rank-and-file members of political parties a say in which candidates were put up for election in their parties A feature known as cross-filing which allowed candidates to file for office in multiple parties favored incumbents mostly republicans because the candidates party affiliation was not listed on the ballot An initiative succeeded in abolishing cross-filing in 1959 resulting in a closed California primary in which only candidates affiliated with a particular party are listed on that partys ballot and only voters registered to a party can vote for candidates within that party California Journal 299 Proposition 198 appeared on the ballot for the March 26 1996 primary election The official title given to the proposition was Elections Open primary 1996 California Voter Guide Proposition 198 would allow all persons who are entitled to vote in primary elections including those not affiliated with a political party to vote for any candidate regardless of the candidates political party affiliation Thus voters in primary elections would be allowed to vote for candidates across political party lines Furthermore the initiative provides that county election
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