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February 23, 2016

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


SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla today made the June 7, 2016, the day for the guide, which is mailed to every voting household in California, includes U.S. Senate candidate statements, arguments for and against Proposition 50, 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. 

“The Official State Voter Information Guide includes a wealth of information for voters as they prepare for the June 7 Presidential Primary Election,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “The Voter Information Guide includes nonpartisan analysis and candidate statements that can help voters make informed decisions.” 

The guide is available for public inspection from February 23 through March 14 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. After March 14, the guide is finalized and printed. 

The Secretary of State’s office will begin mailing the Official Voter Information Guide to all households that have at least one registered voter beginning April 28 and ending May 17. The finalized Official Voter Information Guide will be available online at Audio and large print versions will be available as well. Additional hard copies or guides in any of the languages can be requested from the Secretary of State’s Elections Division by calling (800) 345-VOTE (8683) or by email at