Thanks to State Senator Jerry Hill who as Assemblyman co-sponsored AB 1717 (EC §13300.7). As of January 1, 2011, California voters can chose to “go green” and sign up to access their Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet online instead of receiving a paper version in the mail.
It’s Convenient - In just a few keystrokes you can access your Voter Pamphlet anytime from anywhere. There’s no need to keep track of where you put your paper copy, it’s always there!
It’s Flexible - You can view, save, print part or all of the Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet, and email it to a friend in just a minute or two. Plus, you can do this as many times as you like.
It’s Paperless - You won’t have more paper or multiple copies of this pamphlet cluttering up your home and filling up your recycle bin.
It’s Trilingual - You can access your Voter Pamphlet in English, Spanish, or Chinese.
It’s Your Choice - If you find that you'd rather have a paper copy of the Voter Pamphlet, you can just let us know.
It’s Free - There’s no cost to make this publication available online; we’ve already produced it for print. If you choose a paperless copy of the Voter Pamphlet, it saves taxpayer dollars.
It’s Good for the Planet - It saves trees, reduces the carbon footprint, and lessens the load in our landfill.
Fill in your information to complete the transaction. We will stop mailing your Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet the following election.
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If you provide us with an email address when you sign up to Go Green, you will receive an email notifying you that your Voter Pamphlet is available online approximately 40 days prior to an election. If an email is not provided, simply click on the Check My Registration/Election Information/View My Voter Pamphlet link on www.shapethefuture.org approximately 40 days prior to an election and fill in the blanks to access your Voter Pamphlet and other voter materials.
If you decide that you prefer to receive a paper version of your Sample Ballot and Official Voter Information Pamphlet after you have signed up to Go Green, the law guarantees that you can revert to the paper version at anytime, just let us know.