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Breakdown: Proposition 5

Here's an in-depth breakdown of Proposition 5, which will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Posted: Oct 31, 2018 6:46 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 12:45 PM

DECISION: 

NO - 3,259,171 votes, 58 percent
YES -
2,371,950 votes, 42 percent

**REMINDER: These are the unofficial results from the midterm elections. All official results must be certified by the Secretary of State.

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The election is on Nov. 6 and Action News Now is providing a breakdown for Propositions so that you can be prepared to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections.

Prop 5 - What is it about?

Proposition 5 is all about what to do when you sell your house. 

California law benefits people who stay in their homes for a long time because property taxes by law can only increase two percent every year regardless of a home's value. 

If your home's value doubles or triples, then your property taxes remain low. 

If you are over 55 or if a disaster destroys your home you get a one-time tax break to transfer your low property tax rate to your new home. 

To qualify for that tax break the new home can't be worth more, you can only move one time and you must stay in the county. Proposition 5 eliminates all three of those restrictions. 

Most Californians are focused on Proposition 5 because it would benefit those over 55, but it also benefits people who have lost their home in disasters like the Carr Fire. 

People who qualify for these tax breaks would be able to move into any home anywhere in the state and also move as many times as they want to and keep the same low property tax rate. 

What does my vote mean?

YES: Those over 55 as well as those whose homes were destroyed in disasters will be able to get more property tax breaks 

NO: The law stays the same 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 125738

Reported Deaths: 4529
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles610682569
Riverside8777355
San Diego7940288
Orange7064174
San Bernardino5930217
Alameda3725101
Santa Clara2892144
San Francisco269843
Imperial256833
Kern253445
San Mateo229988
Tulare211692
Fresno201440
Santa Barbara173714
Contra Costa157738
Sacramento151959
Kings14526
Ventura121635
San Joaquin105036
Stanislaus81631
Monterey64010
Sonoma6104
Solano56522
Marin53017
Merced3207
San Luis Obispo2911
Placer2659
Santa Cruz2212
Yolo21624
Madera1413
Napa1293
Humboldt1044
San Benito1022
El Dorado1020
Butte651
Sutter512
Nevada491
Del Norte470
Shasta424
Mono371
Mendocino330
Yuba311
Lake300
Inyo201
Calaveras190
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Amador100
Siskiyou90
Tehama71
Colusa70
Lassen60
Tuolumne50
Plumas40
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
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