A measure to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes trailed narrowly with 89 percent of the vote in, according to CNN estimates.
Propostion 30: Jerry Brown tax Increase
More than 4.3 million voters said "Yes" to the temporary tax to fund education, with 53.4 percent of voters casting ballots in the affirmative, according to the unofficial results on the California secretary of state's website. The measure sponsored by Gov. Jerry Brown will increase personal income tax for seven years for those making more than $250,000 a year. It also increases the sales tax by 0.25 percent for four years.
Proposition 34: Death penalty
By roughly the same margin -- 53.1 percent to 46.9 percent -- voters decided against a measure to abolish capital punishment in California and make life imprisonment without the possibility of parole the maximum punishment for murder. The measure would have applied retroactively to all death row inmates.
Proposition 38: Other tax increase
A measure that would raise income taxes for almost all income levels for 12 years resoundingly failed, according to unofficial results on the California secretary of state website. Almost 5.7 million voters, or 72.6 percent of ballots cast, disapproved of the measure that would dedicate revenue to K-12 education, debt reduction and early childhood programs. This measure was in competition with Brown's Proposition 30.
A measure to amend the state constitution to legalize and regulate the production, possession and distribution of marijuana for people age 21 and older passed.
The measure to amend the state constitution to prohibit individuals and businesses from being compelled to participate in any health care system failed by a narrow margin.
With more than 96 percent of the vote counted, 52 percent, or 3.6 million people, opposed the measure, compared to 48 percent, 3.4 million people, for it.
Under Florida state law, the measure required 60 percent of the vote to pass.
Voters nixed a constitutional amendment that would have banned the use of public funds for abortions, with the exception of rape, incest and cases where the mother's life is in danger, according to a CNN projection.