This year’s official state voter guide details 13 statewide ballot measures in 191 pages of juicy legalese. Luckily for the confused lay person and the just-too-busy lawyer, there is an alternative to studying all those subsections and wherefores. It’s called “The Proposition Song.”
The ditty takes a banjo and about three minutes to explain in song what the 13 initiatives are all about. The songwriter — and one of five vocalists on the track — is Kim Alexander, founder and president of the nonprofit California Voter Foundation.
“California voters are facing a long and complicated ballot this election,” Alexander says in a press release. “The song introduces voters to the propositions in a fun and interactive way.”
You can sing along to “The Proposition Song” here because, as the chorus says, “the ballot is too darn long.”
— Cheryl Miller