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A '''slate mailer''' is a publication created by a campaign or for-profit consulting service that is mailed to voters and that contains lists of candidates or ballot measures, along with recommendations and endorsements.<ref>[http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/02/03/2259280/political-trickery-takes-a-beating.html ''Fresno Bee'', "Political trickery takes a beating", February 3, 2011]</ref>
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A '''slate mailer''' is a publication created by a campaign or for-profit consulting service that is mailed to voters and that contains lists of candidates or ballot measures, along with recommendations and endorsements.<ref name=fb>[http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/02/03/2259280/political-trickery-takes-a-beating.html ''Fresno Bee'', "Political trickery takes a beating", February 3, 2011]</ref>
  
Slate mailers are most common in [[California]].  In 2011, the [[California Fair Political Practices Commission]] established some new rules regulating slate mailers in the state.
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Slate mailers are most common in [[California]].   
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==California regulations==
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In 2011, the [[California Fair Political Practices Commission]] established some new rules regulating slate mailers in the state.
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The new rules require:
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* Disclaimers printed on the slate mailers must be written in plain language and in color.<ref name=fb/>
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* Slate mailers must disclose paid endorsements that are purchased by someone other than the candidate or ballot measure committee.<ref name=fb/>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 12:14, 6 February 2011

A slate mailer is a publication created by a campaign or for-profit consulting service that is mailed to voters and that contains lists of candidates or ballot measures, along with recommendations and endorsements.[1]

Slate mailers are most common in California.

California regulations

In 2011, the California Fair Political Practices Commission established some new rules regulating slate mailers in the state.

The new rules require:

  • Disclaimers printed on the slate mailers must be written in plain language and in color.[1]
  • Slate mailers must disclose paid endorsements that are purchased by someone other than the candidate or ballot measure committee.[1]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fresno Bee, "Political trickery takes a beating", February 3, 2011

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