I, Alex Padilla, Secretary of State of the State of California, do hereby certify that the measures included herein will be submitted to the electors of the State of California at the General Election to be held throughout the State on November 8, 2016, and that this guide has been correctly prepared in accordance with the law. Witness my hand and the Great Seal of the State in Sacramento, California, this 15th day of August, 2016.
Alex Padilla, Secretary of State
Dear Fellow Californians,
There is no greater right than the right to vote. Through voting, you help select your local, state, and national leaders, and ensure that your voice is heard. The Presidential General Election is fast approaching. I encourage you to participate in your most fundamental right as a citizen of the United States of America.
This Voter Guide can help you make informed decisions. It includes impartial analysis, arguments in favor and against the many ballot measures, declarations of the candidates, the Voter Bill of Rights, and other important information.
All of the information is presented here as a reference for you. This guide is also available online on the California Secretary of State website: www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov.
Please take the time to read the information in this guide carefully as we approach Election Day. If you would like to know who is financing each of the campaigns, you can search campaign finance information at: http://powersearch.sos.ca.gov/.
If you have any questions about how to vote, or how to register to vote, you can contact the office of the Secretary of State by calling toll-free 1-800-345-VOTE (8683). To obtain the contact information of your local county elections officials, you can visit the Secretary of State website at: www.sos.ca.gov/county-elections-offices.
Thank you for your commitment to the future of both our state and nation. The Presidential General Election is Tuesday, November 8. Your vote is important. Remember that your vote is your voice. Be heard. VOTE!