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Voter information guides now available

voter information guides Washington State's voter information guides are going in the mail, on the air, and on the Internet.
   The 1996 state Voters Pamphlet has started rolling off the presses for delivery to more than 2.8 million households statewide, said Secretary of State Ralph Munro, the state's chief elections officer.
   Voter guides will also be available on the public affairs channel TVW, on the state's interactive kiosk system, and on the Secretary of State's Internet Website at http://www.wa.gov/vote.
   Washington voters will decide five statewide measures in the Nov. 5 general election. This year's ballot also includes races for President/Vice President, Congress, statewide offices, the State Legislature, and numerous judicial positions.
   Under provisions of the state constitution adopted in 1912, the Secretary of State must send a printed voters pamphlet to every household in the state before each general election. The guide contains the full text of each measure appearing on the statewide ballot, plus an official explanatory statement and arguments for and against. Also included are photographs, statements, and contact information from the candidates, plus a variety of other voting-related information and assistance.
   The state is offering several new and expanded voter information services for the 1996 elections. These include: