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This page is a collection of links to official and unofficial voter pamphlets/guides published within each state.

  • All 50 states are listed below. If the state does not release a voter guide, a link for official election information is provided.
  • "Official voter guides" refer to those published by state offices such as the Department of Elections or the Secretary of State.
  • "Unofficial voter guides" refer to partisan guides, guides published by newspapers, or guides by nonprofit organizations.

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See also: Features of official voter guides, compared by state

Alabama

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The Alabama Secretary of State's Election Divison provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Alabama -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Alabama Voter Guide Basic voter info English 20142013, 2012201120102009200820072006200520042003200220012000

Unofficial voter guides

Unofficial voter guides
Guide publisher Type of guide Affiliation Available dates
League of Women Voters of Alabama General info Nonpartisan 2014201020082006

Alaska

The State of Alaska Division of Elections provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Alaska -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Alaska Voter Guide Basic voter info English 2014: Region 1Region 2Region 3Region 4November 4, 2014

2012: Region 1Region 2Region 3Region 4
2010: Region 1Region 2Region 3Region 4August 24, 2010
2008: Region 1Region 2Region 3Region 4August 26, 2008
2007: April 3, 2007
2006: Region 1Region 2Region 3Region 4August 22, 2006
2004: Region 1Region 2Region 3Region 4
2002: Region 1Region 2Region 3, Region 4
2000: November 7, 2000
1999: September 19, 1999
1998: November 3, 1998

1996: November 5, 1996
State of Alaska Official Election Pamphlet Ballot measures, candidate and general info Filipino (Tagalog) and Spanish 2014: November 4, 2014
2012: November 6, 2012
State of Alaska Official Election Pamphlet Ballot measures, candidate and general info Filipino (Tagalog) 2010: November 2, 2010August 24, 2010

2008: November 4, 2008August 26, 2008
2007: April 3, 2007

2006: November 7, 2006August 22, 2006

Arizona

The Arizona Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Arizona -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Publicity Pamphlet Ballot measures, judicial performance reviews and general info English and Spanish (partly) 2012: General election

2010: 2010General electionPrimary electionSpecial election
2008: 2008General electionPrimary electionFebruary election
2006: 2006General electionPrimary election
2004: 2004General electionPrimary electionFebruary election
2002: 2002General electionPrimary election
2000:2000General electionPrimary electionFebruary election
1998: 1998General electionPrimary election

199619941992199019881986198419821980197819761974

Arkansas

The Arkansas Secretary of State provides online voter information on the secretary of state's website.

California

The California Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

California -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Official Voter Information Guide Ballot measures, candidate, and general info English; Partly in Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean 20142012 General election2012 Primary election201020092008 General election2008 Primary election2008 February election2006 General election2006 Primary election20052004 General election2004 Primary election20032002 General election2002 Primary election2000 General election2000 Primary election19981998 Primary election1996 General election1996 Primary election
Ballot Pamphlet Ballot measures English November 6, 2012 1911 through 2010 (via U.C. Hastings College of the Law)

Colorado

The Colorado Secretary of State's Election Division provides online voter information. The Colorado Legislative Council maintains digital copies of their Blue Book ballot analysis in English and Spanish back to 1998. Older information is available through the University of Denver Westminster Law Library:

Official voter guides

Colorado -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
State Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) Ballot measures and judges English 2014201220102008200620052004200320022001200019991998199719961995199419931992199019881984198219801978197619741972197019681966196419621960195819561954
State Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) Ballot measures and judges Spanish 2014201220102008200620052004200320022001200019991998199419901986

Connecticut

The Connecticut Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Delaware

The Delaware Commissioner of Elections provides online voter information. Past election information is available through 1996.

Note: Delaware does not allow citizen initiative, referendum or recall, and therefore there are no ballot measure voter guides to list.

Florida

The Florida Division of Elections provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Florida -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Florida voter registration and voting guide General voter info English 20142012
Constitutional Amendments and Referendum Ballot measures information English 2014201220102008200620042002200019981996199419921990198819861984198219801978
Constitutional Amendments and Referendum Ballot measures information Spanish 201420122010

Georgia

The Georgia Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Georgia -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Proposed Constitutional Amendments and State-Wide Referendum Questions Ballot measure information English 201420122010

Hawaii

The State of Hawaii, Office of Elections provides online voter information. Some information is available in Chinese, Ilocano and Japanese.

Idaho

The Idaho Secretary of State provides online voter information at IdahoVotes.gov. The Secretary of State also maintains historical information on Idaho initiatives and constitutional amendments.

Official voter guides

Idaho -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Idaho Voters' Pamphlet Ballot measures and general voter info English 201420122010200620021998
Idaho Voters’ Pamphlet Ballot measures and general voter info English 201420122010200820062004200220001998

Illinois

The Illinois State Board of Elections provides online voter information.

Indiana

The Indiana Secretary of State's Elections Division provides online voter information. Further information is available through IndianaVoters.com.

Official voter guides

Indiana -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Indiana Voter Information Guide General voter info English 2012201120102008200420022000
Indiana Voter Information Guide General voter info Spanish 2011
Indiana Voter Information Guide Ballot measures info English 20042000

Iowa

The Iowa Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Kansas

The Kansas Secretary of State provides online voter information. Further information is available through Vote! Kansas.

Kentucky

The Kentucky Board of Elections provides online voter information. The Kentucky Secretary of State provides other election services, such as sample ballots.

Louisiana

The Louisiana Secretary of State provides online voter information through GeauxVote.com portal page.

Official voter guides

Louisiana -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
PAR Guide to the constitutional amendments Constitutional amendment information English 20142012

Unofficial voter guides

Unofficial voter guides
Guide publisher Type of guide Affiliation Available dates
League of Women Voters Candidate info Nonpartisan 20142012

Maine

The Maine Secretary of State and the Bureau of Corporations Elections and Commissions provide online voter information.

Official voter guides

Maine -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Maine Citizen's Guide to Referendum Ballot measures info English 2014201220102010 Primary200920082008 Primary20072007 Primary2006200520042004 Primary20032003 Primary20022002 Primary20012000199919981998 Primary199819971996

Maryland

The Maryland State Board of Elections provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Maryland -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Maryland election information Ballot measures and candidate info English 201420122010200820062004200220001998199619941992199019881986

Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Secretary of State's Elections Division provides online voter information. Voter registration information is also available through wheredoivotema.com.

Official voter guides

Massachusetts -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Massachusetts Information for Voters Ballot Measures and general voter info English November 6, 2012

November 2, 2010 November 4, 2008, November 7, 2006, November 2, 2004, November 5, 2002,

November 7, 2000
Massachusetts Information for Voters Ballot Measures and general voter info Spanish November 2, 2010

November 4, 2008, November 7, 2006,

November 5, 2002
- Ballot measures, candidate and general voter info English 2012

2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000

1998

Michigan

The Michigan Secretary of State and the Michigan Voter Information Center provide online voter information through Michigan.gov/vote. Further information is provided on the Secretary of States website. Limited documentation is available in Spanish.

Official voter guides

Michigan -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
State Candidates and Proposals Ballot measures and candidate info English Current
- Ballot measures info (refer to note) English 2012

2010 Prop 1, 2008 prop 1, 2008 prop 2, 2006, 2004 Prop 1, 2004 Prop 2,

2002

Note: The Michigan House Fiscal Agency creates an analysis of ballot proposals that are prepared by nonpartisan House staff for use by House members in their deliberations. It is not an official statement of legislative intent.

Minnesota

The Minnesota Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Mississippi

The Mississippi Secretary of State and the Voter Information Center provide online voter information.

Official voter guides

Mississippi -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
The Mississippi Voter Information Guide General voter info English Current

Missouri

The Missouri Secretary of State provides online voter information. Further information is available through Vote Missouri - The Missouri Voting Rights Center (dead link).

Official voter guides

Missouri -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
- Ballot measures info English 2012

2010, 2008, 2006,

2004
- Ballot measures and general voter info English 2012 2008

Montana

The Montana Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Montana -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Voter Information Pamphlet Ballot Measures and general voter info English 2012

2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000
1996, 1993, 1992 (General), 1992 (Primary)
1988, 1986, 1984, 1982, 1980
1978, 1976
1914 Referendum measure no. 6, 1914 Initiative measure No. 7, 1914 Initiative measure No. 8,

1914 Initiative measure No. 9
- Ballot measures info English Current

Nebraska

The Nebraska Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Nebraska -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Informational Pamphlet on Initiative Measures Ballot initiative info English November 6, 2012

2008, 2006, 2004,

2000
- Proposed Constitutional Amendment info English November 6, 2012

May 11, 2010, 2006, 2004,

2002

Nevada

The Nevada Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Nevada -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Statewide Ballot Questions Ballot measures info English 2012

2010, 2008, 2006

1942-Current

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Secretary of State's Election Division provides online voter information (dead link).

Official voter guides

New Hampshire -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Voter's Guide Ballot measures info English 2012 2006

Note: The Election Division states, "the state website [will provide] information on ballot measures or questions when they exist."[1]

New Jersey

The New Jersey Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

New Jersey -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
- Ballot measures info - 2012

New Mexico

The New Mexico Secretary of State provides online voter information (dead link) in English and partly in Spanish. Publications include a comprehensive Election Handbook.

Official voter guides

New Mexico -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Voter Guide Ballot measures info English and Spanish November 6, 2012

November 2, 2010 (dead link),

2008 (dead link)
Constitutional Amendments: Brief Analysis and Arguments For and Against by the New Mexico Legislative Council Service Ballot measure info English 2012

2010, 2008, 2006, 2004,

2003

New York

The New York State Board of Elections provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

According to an email to Ballotpedia staff from the Elections Board received on June 9, 2011, "The State does not provide voter guides on candidates or ballot propositions."[2]

Unofficial voter guides

The New York City Campaign Finance Board sponsors voter guides in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean:

Unofficial voter guides
Guide publisher Type of guide Affiliation Available dates
The Official NYC Voter Guide Ballot measures, candidate, and general voter info Nonpartisan 1998-2010

North Carolina

The North Carolina State Board of Elections provides online voter information. The North Carolina Secretary of State provides informational press releases when constitutional amendments are on the ballot.

Official voter guides

North Carolina -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Voter Guide General voter info English and Spanish Current
North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State - Press Release Ballot measure info English 2012

2010,

2004[3]

North Dakota

The North Dakota Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

North Dakota -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Ballot Measures to be Considered Ballot measures info English 2012

Ohio

The Ohio Secretary of State provides online voter information. The ballot language of constitutional amendments, initiatives, and referendums, and the public information pertaining to them are handled by The Ballot Board, a five member board hosted and chaired by the Secretary of State.[4]

Official voter guides

Ohio -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Ohio Issues Report Ballot measures info English May 4, 2010

November 3, 2009 November 4, 2008, November 7, 2006, November 8, 2005, November 2, 2004, November 4, 2003, November 5, 2002, November 7, 2000
November 2, 1999, November 3, 1998,

May 5, 1998
Ballot Board Ballot measures info English 2012

2010, 2009, 2008,

2007

Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Election Board provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Oklahoma -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
A Guide to the 2010 Statewide Elections in Oklahoma General candidate, voter and press info English 2010
State Questions for General Elections Ballot measures info English November 6, 2012 November 2, 2010

Oregon

The Oregon Secretary of State's Election Division provides online voter information. Voter guides have been made available online in English (Since the Special Primary Election of 1995), Spanish (since the General Election of 2002), and an audio format (since the Primary Election of 2006).

Oregon -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Online Voters' Guide / Voters' Pamphlet Ballot measures, candidate and general voter info English Current,

November 2, 2010, May 18, 2010, January 26, 2010
November 4, 2008, May 20, 2008, November 6, 2007, November 7, 2006, May 16, 2006, November 2, 2004, May 18, 2004, February 3, 2004, September 16, 2003, January 28, 2003, November 5, 2002, September 17, 2002, May 21, 2002, November 7, 2000, May 16, 2000
November 2, 1999, November 3, 1998, May 19, 1998, November 4, 1997, May 20, 1997, November 5, 1996, May 21, 1996 March 12, 1996, January 30, 1996,

December 5, 1995,
Online Voters' Guide / Voters' Pamphlet Ballot measures, candidate and general voter info Spanish November 6, 2012

November 2, 2010, May 18, 2010, January 26, 2010
November 4, 2008, May 20, 2008, November 6, 2007, November 7, 2006, May 16, 2006, November 2, 2004, May 18, 2004, February 3, 2004, September 16, 2003, January 28, 2003,

November 5, 2002
Online Voters' Guide / Voters' Pamphlet Ballot measures, candidate and general voter info Audio format Current,

November 2, 2010, May 18, 2010, January 26, 2010
November 4, 2008, May 20, 2008, November 6, 2007, November 7, 2006,

May 16, 2006

Note: No voter guide was published for April 2, 1996.[5]

Pennsylvania

The Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation, under the Department of State, provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Pennsylvania -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
votesPA.com General voter info English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Khmer, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese Current

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Secretary of State provides online voter information. The Rhode Island Board of Elections provides additional information.

Official voter guides

Rhode Island -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook Ballot measures and general voter info English November 6, 2012

November 2, 2010,

November 4, 2008

South Carolina

The South Carolina State Election Commission provides online voter information

Official voter guides

South Carolina -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
- Ballot measures info English 2010

Unofficial voter guides

Unofficial voter guides
Guide publisher Type of guide Affiliation Available dates
League of Women Voters Ballot measures info - League of Women Voters - 2012

South Dakota

The South Dakota Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

South Dakota -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Ballot Questions Pamphlet (and Attorney General's Explanation) Ballot measures info English November 6, 2012

November 2, 2010
November 4, 2008, November 7, 2006, November 2, 2004, November 5th, 2002, June 4, 2002, April 10, 2001, November 7, 2000
November 3, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1992,

1990,

Tennessee

The Tennessee Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Tennessee -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
- Ballot measures info English 2010

Texas

The Texas Secretary of State provides online voter information. The Secretary of State has also created votexas.org to promote voting and voter information.

Official voter guides

Texas -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
- General voter info English Current
- General voter info English Current
- Ballot measure info English and Spanish November 3, 2009,

November 6, 2007, May 12, 2007, November 8, 2005,

September 13, 2003
Analyses of Proposed Constitutional Amendments by the Texas Legislative Council Ballot measure info English November 3, 2009,

November 6, 2007, November 8, 2005, September 13, 2003, November 5, 2002,

November 6, 2001

Unofficial voter guides

Unofficial voter guides
Guide publisher Type of guide Affiliation Available dates
Texas State Senator Steve Ogden Ballot Measures Republican (Guide in nonpartisan format) November 3, 2009,

November 6, 2007, September 13, 2003,

November 6, 2001
Texas State Senator Tommy Williams Ballot Measures Republican(Guide in nonpartisan format) November 3, 2009

Utah

The Lieutenant Governor of Utah provides online voter information. Further voter information is available at vote.utah.gov.

Official voter guides

Utah -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Utah Voter Information Pamphlet Ballot measures, candidate, judges and general voter info English 2012 (listed by county)

November 2, 2010 - District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 8
November 4, 2008, November 6, 2007, November 7, 2006 (Cover (dead link), Section A (dead link), Section B (dead link), Section C (dead link), Section D), November 4, 2004 (dead link),

November 5, 2002

Vermont

The Vermont Elections and Campaign Finance Divisions, under the office the Secretary of State, provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Vermont -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
The Statewide Candidate Information Publication Candidate and general voter info English November 2, 2010,

November 4, 2008, November 7, 2006, November 2, 2004,

November 5, 2002,

Note: The Statewide Candidate Information Publication was first produced for the 1996 Presidential Primary, and the State Legislature then authorized its publication every election year.[6]

Virginia

The Virginia State Board of Elections provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Virginia -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
- Ballot measures info English 2012

Washington

The Secretary of State for Washington provides online voter information in multiple language, including Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. Voter guides have been made available in Spanish since 1973, in Braille since at least 1982, and Chinese since at least 1993.

Washington November 6, 2012 voters' pamphlets
Source:Washington Secretary of State

Official voter guides

Washington -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
State of Washington Voters Pamphlet Ballot measures, candidate, judges and general voter info English 2010 General Election (timed out),

2010 Primary
2009 General Election, 2009 Primary, 2008 General Election, 2008 Primary, 2008 Presidential Primary (dead link), 2007 General Election, 2007 Primary, 2006 General Election, 2006 Primary, 2005 General Election, 2004 General Election, 2004 Primary, 2003 General Election, 2002 General Election, 2001 General Election, 2000 General Election
1999 General Election, 1998 General Election,

1997 General Election
TVW - Video Voters' Guide Ballot measures and candidate info English 2012 2010 (dead link)

Older Voter Pamphlets are viewable online via the Washington State Library in multiple languages as far back as 1914 (dead link).

West Virginia

The West Virginia Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board provides voter information online.

Wyoming

The Wyoming Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Wyoming -- Official voter guides
Official guide name Type of guide Language Available dates
Wyoming Voter's Guide General voter info English 201420122010200820062004
Wyoming Voter's Guide Ballot measures info English 201420122010200820062004200220001998

See also

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