1996 Elections in California

The Libertarian Party of California ran the following candidates in November 1996:

In U.S. House races, there were more candidates on the ballot than usual, with four- and five- way contests common, and even one six-way race. In 1994, 19 out of 30 Libertarian U.S. House candidates were in three-way races, while in 1996 only 8 of the 42 candidates were in three-way races. This resulted in a lower average vote total per candidate.

In the same election, voters approved measures prohibiting affirmative action by state agencies and universities, and legalizing marijuana for medical use.

Libertarians also ran in nonpartisan races:

[WWW]Election returns from the state.