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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 common in [[California]] and [[Oregon]].<ref>[https://www.oregonlaws.org/glossary/definition/slate_mailer ''Oregon Laws'', "Definition of a slate mailer"]</ref>
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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/>
  
 
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Revision as of 08:21, 9 June 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 common in California and Oregon.[2]

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]

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