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February 20, 2018
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Secretary of State Padilla Releases Statewide Voter Information Guide for Public Display


SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla today made the June 5, 2018, statewide Voter Information Guide available for public review. The guide, which is mailed to every voting household in California, includes statements from candidates running for constitutional office, arguments for and against June ballot measures, 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 statewide Voter Information Guide includes a wealth of information for voters as they prepare for the June 5 Statewide Direct 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 20 through March 12 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 12, the guide is finalized and printed.

The Secretary of State’s office will begin mailing the statewide Voter Information Guide to all households that have at least one registered voter beginning April 26 and ending May 15.

Registered California voters can opt-out of receiving a paper Voter Information Guide by mail and instead receive a link to the electronic version via email. Voters who are registering for the first time or updating their voter registration information can opt-out while registering online at: Voters who are already registered can opt-out at:  Every registered voter in a household must opt-out of receiving the paper guide to ensure it is not mailed to their address.


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