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April 22, 2019
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On Earth Day, California Voters Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint by Opting-Out of Paper Voter Information Guides

SACRAMENTO, CA – Secretary of State Alex Padilla is calling on California voting households to reduce their paper consumption by opting-out of receiving their voter information guides in paper form.

“California voters can reduce their paper consumption and carbon footprint, by organizing their household to opt-out of receiving paper voter information guides,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “Opting to receive your voter information guides via email can be done online in a matter of minutes by logging onto Instead of a printed guide in the mail, you will receive an email with links to our voter information guide website, which is easy to navigate, mobile friendly, and translated into 10 different languages."

One voter information guide is sent per household, so every registered voter in the household must opt-out in order to avoid receiving the paper guide. Registered California voters can change their status by logging into and updating their voter information guide preferences. Voters can choose to receive their state and county voter information guides via email instead of paper.

State Voter Information Guides are printed on recycled paper.


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