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Richard Johnson

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Re: Voting Guides
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2016, 08:53:23 PM »

We lived in southern California (before moving to beautiful, four-season New Jersey) and I must agree, there certainly was an abundance of propositions brought before voters.  I think we always received voting guides n the mail.

Those guides are prepared by the Secretary of State or the local election authorities, including a summary and the text of the various propositions and initiatives -- along with statements and rebuttal statements from both proponents and opponents -- and mailed to all registered voters.  At least they were when I was in California.  The League of Women Voters and other organizations also prepare voter guides which are distributed in various and sundry ways.  I miss getting from Illinois election officials that sort of information.

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Yes, but the ones from the Secretary of State's office were not very helpful, and have become increasingly less helpful. They were highly technical and very thick, so that one had to be really committed to wade through them. The "pro" and "con" arguments have increasingly been given to advocacy groups, and typically contain lots of bold face type and exclamation points.
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Re: Voting Guides
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2016, 08:55:47 PM »
I definitely received NCC voting guides. There was so much information on "Christian Principles inane Eletion Year" and on advocacy, that I never had the patience to read the whole thing.  Our town sends out fair and succinct voting guides. 

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Re: Voting Guides
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2016, 10:51:02 AM »
I definitely received NCC voting guides. There was so much information on "Christian Principles inane Eletion Year" and on advocacy, that I never had the patience to read the whole thing.  Our town sends out fair and succinct voting guides.

I choose to believe that "inane" is not a typo for "in an."   ;)