California Code, Elections Code - ELEC § 9084

The state voter information guide shall contain all of the following:

(a) A complete copy of each state measure.

(b) Before each state measure, a conspicuous notice that identifies the location on the Secretary of State's Internet Web site of the specific constitutional or statutory provision that the state measure would repeal or revise.

(c) A copy of the arguments and rebuttals for and against each state measure.

(d) A copy of the analysis of each state measure.

(e) Tables of contents, indexes, art work, graphics, and other materials that the Secretary of State determines will make the state voter information guide easier to understand or more useful for the average voter.

(f) A notice, conspicuously printed on the cover of the state voter information guide, indicating that additional copies of the state voter information guide will be mailed by the county elections official upon request.

(g) A written explanation of the judicial retention procedure as required by Section 9083 .

(h) The Voter Bill of Rights pursuant to Section 2300 .

(i) If the ballot contains an election for the office of United States Senator, information on candidates for United States Senator.  A candidate for United States Senator may purchase the space to place a statement in the state voter information guide that does not exceed 250 words.  The statement shall not make any reference to any opponent of the candidate.  The statement shall be submitted in accordance with timeframes and procedures set forth by the Secretary of State for the preparation of the state voter information guide.

(j) If the ballot contains a question on the confirmation or retention of a justice of the Supreme Court, information on justices of the Supreme Court who are subject to confirmation or retention.

(k) If the ballot contains an election for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States, a notice that refers voters to the Secretary of State's Internet Web site for information about candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States.

(l) A written explanation of the appropriate election procedures for party-nominated, voter-nominated, and nonpartisan offices as required by Section 9083.5 .

(m) A written explanation of the top 10 contributor lists required by Section 84223 of the Government Code , including a description of the Internet Web sites where those lists are available to the public.


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