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July 26, 2016

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Secretary of State Padilla Releases Copy of Official Voter Information Guide for Public Display


SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla today made the November 8, 2016, the guide, which is mailed to every voting household in California, includes U.S. Senate candidate statements, arguments for and against Propositions 51 through 67, and other important election information. California’s Official Voter Information Guide is available in 10 languages – English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. 

“During the General Election, Californians will vote on 17 propositions and elect a new U.S. Senator,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “The Voter Information Guide includes U.S. Senate candidate statements and nonpartisan analysis of the propositions. The choices we make as voters this fall will shape our state and nation for years to come—this is why it is so important to be informed.” 

The guide is available for public inspection from July 26 through August 15 and at the Secretary of State’s offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles. During this public display period, anyone may challenge any portion of the Official Voter Information Guide in Sacramento Superior Court. On August 15, the guide is finalized and printed. 

The Secretary of State’s office will mail the Official Voter Information Guide to all households that have at least one registered voter beginning September 29 and ending October 18. Audio versions and large print versions will be available as well. Additional hard copies of guides in each of the 10 languages can be requested from the Secretary of State’s Elections Division by calling (800) 345-VOTE (8683) or by email at


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