What's on the ballot

What's on your ballot is determined by where you live and are registered to vote. The next regularly scheduled election in Inyo County is scheduled for November 6, 2018.

November 6, 2018 General Election

November 6, 2018 General Election candidates
Gavin NewsomLieutenant Governor/BusinessmanDemocratic
John H. CoxBusinessman/Taxpayer AdvocateRepublican
Lieutenant Governor
Eleni KounalakisBusinesswoman/Economic AdvisorDemocratic
Ed HernandezState Senator/BusinessmanDemocratic
Secretary of State
Mark P. MeuserElection Law AttorneyRepublican
Alex PadillaSecretary of StateDemocratic
Betty T. YeeCalifornia State ControllerDemocratic
Konstantinos RoditisBusinessman/CFORepublican
Fiona MaCPA/Taxpayer RepresentativeDemocratic
Greg ConlonBusinessman/CPARepublican
Attorney General
Xavier BecerraAppointed Attorney General of the State of CaliforniaDemocratic
Steven C BaileyRetired California JudgeRepublican
Insurance Commissioner
Steve PoiznerBusinessman/Non-Profit DirectorNo Party Preference
Ricardo LaraCalifornia SenatorDemocratic
Member, State Board of Equalization 1st District
Tom HallinanCollege Trustee/BusinessmanDemocratic
Ted GainesTaxpayer Advocate/SenatorRepublican
United States Senator
Kevin De LeonCalifornia SenatorDemocratic
Dianne FeinsteinUnited States SenatorDemocratic
United States Representative, 8th District
Tim DonnellyBusiness Owner/AuthorRepublican
Paul CookUnited States RepresentativeRepublican
Member of the State Senate, 8th District
Andreas BorgeasCounty Supervisor/EducatorRepublican
Paulina MirandaBusiness WomanDemocratic
Member of the State Assembly, 26th District
Jose SigalaCouncil Member, City of TulareDemocratic
Devon MathisAssemblymanRepublican
Supreme Court Associate Justice
Carol A. Corrigan
Supreme Court Associate Justice
Leondra R. Kruger
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 1
Joan Kathleen Irion
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 1
Judith L. Haller
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 1
Richard D. Huffman
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 1
Patricia D. Benke
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 1
Cynthia Aaron
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 1
William S. Dato
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 1
Patricia Guerrero
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 2
Douglas P. Miller
CAO - AJ - DIstrict 4 Division 2
Richard T. Fields
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 2
Art W. McKinster
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 2
Marsha G. Slough
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 3
David A. Thompson
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 3
Raymond J. Ikola
CAO - AJ - District 4 Division 3
Thomas M. Goethals
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony K. ThurmondEducator/State Legislator
Marshall TuckSchools Improvement Director
Space for Write-in Candidate
City of Bishop, City Council/4 year term - Vote for no more than Two
Joseph "Joe" L. PecsiIncumbent
Stephen J. C. MuchovejScientist/Engineer
Karen SchwartzBusinesswoman
Space for Write-in Candidate
City of Bishop, City Council/2 year term - Vote for 1
Chris CostelloAppointed Incumbent
Howard J. WuLicensed Acupuncturist
Space for Write-in Candidate
Kern Community College District, Trustee Area II - Vote for 1
Jack ConnellRetired Naval Officer
James H. Hineline IIITest Pilot Instructor
Space for Write-in Candidate
Big Pine Unified School District - Vote for no more than Two
Yolanda CortezNone
Roberta "Bobbie" LovigNone
Carrol Lynn HambletonRetired Teacher/Parent
Jerome Allen WebberNone
Marilyn MannNone
Space for Write-in Candidate
Bishop Unified School District - Vote for no more than Three
Taylor P. LudwickIncumbent
Virginia FigueroaParent/Preschool Teacher
Joshua R. NicholsonIncumbent
Jessica TexNone
Claudia Moya-TannerParent
Cheryl "Cami" EllisBusiness Owner/Parent
Space for Write-in Candidate
Owens Valley Unified School District - Vote for no more than Three
Keith S LeonAppointed Incumbent
Cecil Faircloth JR
Joey PetersonInyo County Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector
Allie WhislerParent
Norm WilderIncumbent
Space for Write-in Candidate


LEGISLATIVE STATUTE. Authorizes $4 billion in general obligation bonds for existing affordable housing programs for low-income residents, veterans, farmworkers, manufactured and mobile homes, infill, and transit-oriented housing. Fiscal Impact: Increased state costs to repay bonds averaging about $170 million annually over the next 35 years.
Prop 2AUTHORIZES BONDS TO FUND EXISTING HOUSING PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. LEGISLATIVE STATUTE. Amends Mental Health Services Act to fund No Place Like Home Program, which finances housing for individuals with mental illness. Ratifies existing law establishing the No Place Like Home Program. Fiscal Impact: Allows the state to use up to $140 million per year of county mental health funds to repay up to $2 billion in bonds. These bonds would fund housing for those with mental illness who are homeless.
in state general obligation bonds for various infrastructure projects. Fiscal Impact: Increased state costs to repay bonds averaging $430 million per year over 40 years. Local government savings for water-related projects, likely averaging a couple hundred million dollars annually over the next few decades.
Prop 4AUTHORIZES BONDS FUNDING CONSTRUCTION AT HOSPITALS PROVIDING CHILDREN’S HEALTH CARE. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Authorizes $1.5 billion in bonds, to be repaid from state’s General Fund, to fund grants for construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of qualifying children’s hospitals. Fiscal Impact: Increased state costs to repay bonds averaging about $80 million annually over the next 35 years.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Removes certain transfer requirements for homeowners over 55, severely disabled homeowners, and contaminated or disaster-destroyed property. Fiscal Impact: Schools and local governments each would lose over $100 million in annual property taxes early on, growing to about $1 billion per year. Similar increase in state costs to backfill school property tax losses.
Prop 6ELIMINATES CERTAIN ROAD REPAIR AND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING. REQUIRES CERTAIN FUEL TAXES AND VEHICLE FEES BE APPROVED BY THE ELECTORATE. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Repeals a 2017 transportation law’s taxes and fees designated for road repairs and public transportation. Fiscal Impact: Reduced ongoing revenues of $5.1 billion from state fuel and vehicle taxes that mainly would have paid for highway and road maintenance and repairs, as well as transit programs.
Prop 7CONFORMS CALIFORNIA DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME TO FEDERAL LAW. ALLOWS LEGISLATURE TO CHANGE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME PERIOD. LEGISLATIVE STATUTE. Gives Legislature ability to change daylight saving time period by two-thirds vote, if changes are consistent with federal law. Fiscal Impact: This measure has no direct fiscal effect because changes to daylight saving time would depend on future actions by the Legislature and potentially the federal government.
Prop 8REGULATES AMOUNTS OUTPATIENT KIDNEY DIALYSIS CLINICS CHARGE FOR DIALYSIS TREATMENT. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires rebates and penalties if charges exceed limit. Requires annual reporting to the state. Prohibits clinics from refusing to treat patients based on payment source. Fiscal Impact: Overall annual effect on state and local governments ranging from net positive impact in the low tens of millions of dollars to net negative impact in the tens of millions of dollars.
Prop 9Proposition 9 was removed from the ballot by order of the California Supreme Court.
Prop 10EXPANDS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS’ AUTHORITY TO ENACT RENT CONTROL ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Repeals state law that currently restricts the scope of rent-control policies that cities and other local jurisdictions may impose on residential property. Fiscal Impact: Potential net reduction in state and local revenues of tens of millions of dollars per year in the long term. Depending on actions by local communities, revenue losses could be less or considerably more.
Prop 11REQUIRES PRIVATE-SECTOR EMERGENCY AMBULANCE EMPLOYEES TO REMAIN ON-CALL DURING WORK BREAKS. ELIMINATES CERTAIN EMPLOYER LIABILITY. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Law entitling hourly employees to breaks without being on-call would not apply to private-sector ambulance employees. Fiscal Impact: Likely fiscal benefit to local governments (in the form of lower costs and higher revenues), potentially in the tens of millions of dollars each year.
Prop 12ESTABLISHES NEW STANDARDS FOR CONFINEMENT OF SPECIFIED FARM ANIMALS; BANS SALE OF NONCOMPLYING PRODUCTS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Establishes minimum requirements for confining certain farm animals. Prohibits sales of meat and egg products from animals confined in noncomplying manner. Fiscal Impact: Potential decrease in state income tax revenues from farm businesses, likely not more than several million dollars annually. State costs up to $10 million annually to enforce the measure.