Calif. Voters Will Start Getting Election Material

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California election officials have started mailing out voter pamphlets and sample ballots for the May 19 special election.

The secretary of state's office on Thursday began sending pamphlets containing analyses and arguments for and against the six budget-related propositions on the ballot.

Also Thursday, county election officials started mailing sample ballots to the state's 17.2 million registered voters.

The propositions would impose a state spending limit, tighten minimum funding guarantees for schools, allow the state to borrow against future lottery revenue and shift mental health and child development funding.

Another would prohibit elected officials from getting raises when the state runs a deficit.

May 4 is the deadline for new voters to register for the election.


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