On April 30, the Public Policy Institute of California issued this 21-page report on the California top-two law. The analysis recommends that voter choice be expanded for the November ballot, to more than just two candidates. The report says either write-in space should be restored to the November ballot for Congress and partisan state office, or else there be a petition procedure by which a candidate can get on the November ballot even if he or she didn’t place first or second in June.
The Report also points out that in the June 2012 primary, turnout was the second lowest turnout for a California statewide primary in history. The only one that was lower was the June 2008 primary, which did not have any statewide offices (the 2008 presidential primary was held in a separate primary in February).