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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.
  • "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. For example: the League of Women Voters (example)

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

Alabama

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Alabama#Voter guides
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The Alabama Secretary of State's Election Divison provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Alaska

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Alaska#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Arizona

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Arizona#Voter guides

The Arizona Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Arkansas

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Arkansas#Voter guides

The Arkansas Secretary of State provides online voter information at VoteNaturally.org. The Vote Naturally voter education program was created to comply with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002.[1]

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

California

Cover of the 48-page June 3, 1980 official ballot proposition voter guide

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject California#Voter guides

The California Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Colorado

See also: Ballotpedia: WikiProject Colorado#Voter guides

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

Unofficial voter guides

Connecticut

See also: Ballotpedia: WikiProject Connecticut#Voter guides

The Connecticut Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Delaware

See also: Ballotpedia: WikiProject Delaware#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

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

Unofficial voter guides

Florida

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Florida#Voter guides

The Florida Division of Elections provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Georgia

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Georgia#Voter guides

The Georgia Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Hawaii

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Hawaii#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Idaho

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Idaho#Voter guides

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

Unofficial voter guides

Illinois

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Illinois#Voter guides

The Illinois State Board of Elections provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Indiana

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Indiana#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Iowa

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Iowa#Voter guides

The Iowa Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Kansas

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Kansas#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Kentucky

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Kentucky#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Louisiana

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Louisiana#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Maine

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Maine#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Maryland

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Maryland#Voter guides

The Maryland State Board of Elections provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Massachusetts

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Massachusetts#Voter guides

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


Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Michigan

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Michigan#Voter guides

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

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.

Unofficial voter guides

Minnesota

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Minnesota#Voter guides

The Minnesota Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Mississippi

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Mississippi#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Missouri

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Missouri#Voter guides

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


Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Montana

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Montana#Voter guides

The Montana Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Nebraska

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Nebraska#Voter guides

The Nebraska Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Nevada

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Nevada#Voter guides

The Nevada Secretary of State provides online voter information.


Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

New Hampshire

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject New_Hampshire#Voter guides

The New Hampshire Secretary of State's Election Division provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Note: The Election Division states, "the state website [will provide] information on ballot measures or questions when they exist." [2]


Unofficial voter guides

New Jersey

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject New_Jersey#Voter guides

The New Jersey Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

New Mexico

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject New_Mexico#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

New York

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject New_York#Voter guides

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."[3]

Unofficial voter guides

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

North Carolina

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject North_Carolina#Voter guides

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

Unofficial voter guides

North Dakota

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject North_Dakota#Voter guides

The North Dakota Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Ohio

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Ohio#Voter guides

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 The Ballot Board, a five member board hosted and chaired by the Secretary of State.[5]

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Oklahoma

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Oklahoma#Voter guides

The Oklahoma State Election Board provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Oregon

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Oregon#Voter guides

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).

Note: No voter guide was published for April 2, 1996. [6]

Unofficial voter guides

Pennsylvania

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Pennsylvania#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Rhode Island

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Rhode_Island#Voter guides

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


Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

South Carolina

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject South_Carolina#Voter guides

The South Carolina State Election Commission provides online voter information

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

South Dakota

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject South_Dakota#Voter guides

The South Dakota Secretary of State provides online voter information.


Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Tennessee

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Tennessee#Voter guides

The Tennessee Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Texas

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Texas#Voter guides

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

Unofficial voter guides

Utah

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Utah#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Vermont

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Vermont#Voter guides

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

Official voter guides

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. [7]

Unofficial voter guides

Virginia

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Virginia#Voter guides

The Virginia State Board of Elections provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Washington

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Washington#Voter guides

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

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

Unofficial voter guides

West Virginia

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject West_Virginia#Voter guides

The West Virginia Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Wisconsin

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Wisconsin#Voter guides

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board provides voter information online.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

Wyoming

See also: Ballotpedia:WikiProject Wyoming#Voter guides

The Wyoming Secretary of State provides online voter information.

Official voter guides

Unofficial voter guides

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