Secretary of State releases statewide Voter Information Guide for public review

Secretary of State Alex Padilla today made the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election Official Voter Information Guide available for public review. The guide, which will be mailed to every voting household in California, includes arguments for and against Propositions 14 through 25, and other important election information such as the Voter Bill of Rights and how to find your polling place. California’s Official Voter Information Guide is available in 10 languages – English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese.

“The candidates and ballot measures we vote on this fall will define the policy direction of our state and nation,” said. “This General Election, Californians will vote on 12 statewide propositions; federal, state, and local elected offices; and local ballot measures. It is crucial that every Californian have access to the information to help them decide where they stand on the issues. The Voter Information Guide includes arguments for and against each proposition, as well as nonpartisan analysis of each proposition from the Legislative Analyst’s Office.”

The guide will be available for public examination from July 21 through Aug. 10 at: sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/general-election-november-3-2020/public-display/ and at the Secretary of State’s office in Sacramento. During this public display period, anyone may challenge any portion of the Official Voter Information Guide in Sacramento Superior Court. On Aug. 10, the guide will be 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 Sept. 24. 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 [email protected] An American Sign Language video of the ‘quick reference guide’ contained within the Voter Information Guide will be available online.

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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: registertovote.ca.gov/.

Voters who are already registered can opt-out at: voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/.

Every registered voter in a household must opt-out of receiving the paper guide to ensure it is not mailed to their address.