Condoms protect porn workers' health and their jobs if they insist on having protection. Voters passed a similar law in Los Angeles County in 2012 and now the AIDS Healthcare Foundation wants to expand it to the entire state.
Opponents say this will just drive the porn business out of the state and that it opens up the industry to frivolous lawsuits.
Drugs: Legalize marijuana and control drug prices
Will weed be bigger than whiskey? 04:07
Proposition 64legalizes recreational marijuana in California. It would also slap a 15% sales tax on retail sales of pot.
Why is this on the ballot? Medical marijuana is already legal in California. This would clear a way for recreational use.
California's not alone on this one Tuesday. Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts and Maine also have similar decisions to make.
Proposition 61is shaping up to be a really expensive fight for the hearts and minds of California's voters.
It limits how muchthe state pays for prescription drugs from pharmaceutical companies. Under this proposal, California wouldn't pay more than the lowest price paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Why is this on the ballot? Think EpiPen and Pharma Bro. High-profile price hikes have cast a critical eye on big pharma.
Bernie Sanders backs the measure and major drug companies oppose it. The battle over Proposition 61 could be the most expensive ballot proposition battle.
Plastic bags: To ban or not to ban?
California passes vote on plastic bag ban01:04
More cities around California have been banning plastic bags because they're "flimsy, storm-drain-blocking, sea-turtle-choking, virtually immortal," as summed up by the Los Angeles Times.
So, in 2014, the state passed a statewide ban on plastic bags, allowing a 10-cent charge on paper bags.
The American Progressive Bag Alliance says the law needs to be repealed because it kills 2,000 manufacturing jobs. Proponents say plastic bags kill wildlife, pollute oceans and cause litter, and that the campaign is being waged by plastic bag companies.
Why is this on the ballot? If state lawmakers already passed the ban, why is there a vote on this? The proposition was supported by the plastic bag industry with a slogan, "bag the ban" that insists that its bags "are the most environmentally friendly option."
Extra credit for San Francisco
While Californians have their homework cut out for them, San Francisco residents have 25 additional ballot measures to assess.
Among other issues, they have to figure out: Should 16-year-olds vote in local elections? Should noncitizens vote in San Francisco school board elections? Should the city tax soda?