FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2012
Contact: Shannan Velayas
SACRAMENTO - Secretary of State Debra Bowen today announced the proposition numbers for the two measures set to appear on the June 5, 2012, Presidential Primary Election ballot and invited interested Californians to submit arguments to be considered for inclusion in the Secretary's Official Voter Information Guide. The guide, also known as the ballot pamphlet, is mailed to every voting household in California.
The two propositions for the June 5 ballot – with official titles and summaries written by the California Attorney General – are listed below.
People may submit arguments for or against any measure. Arguments selected for the Official Voter Information Guide will be on public display between February 21 and March 12. If multiple arguments are submitted for one proposition, state law gives first priority to arguments written by the proponents of an initiative. Subsequent priority for the measures goes to bona fide citizen associations and then to individuals. No more than three signers are allowed to appear with an argument or rebuttal to an argument.
Ballot arguments cannot exceed 500 words and rebuttals to ballot arguments cannot exceed 250 words. All submissions should be typed and double-spaced. Arguments may be hand-delivered to the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 1500 11th Street, 5th Floor, Sacramento, California 95814; faxed to (916) 653-3214; or emailed to VIGarguments@sos.ca.gov. If faxed or emailed, the original copies must be received within 72 hours. The deadline to submit ballot arguments is February 7 by 5:00 p.m. and the deadline to submit rebuttals to the ballot arguments is February 16 by 5:00 p.m.
For more information on ballot measures, candidate filing requirements and election dates, go to www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary.
To view past state voter guides, go to www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-measures/voter-information-guides.htm.
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