BILL NUMBER: SB 1288 VETOED DATE: 09/29/2016 To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 1288 without my signature. This bill authorizes local governments to conduct a local election using ranked choice voting. In a time when we want to encourage more voter participation, we need to keep voting simple. Ranked choice voting is overly complicated and confusing. I believe it deprives voters of genuinely informed choice. Sincerely, Edmund G. Brown Jr.