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Preparation of a Ballot Title and Summary


The ballot title and summary are arguably the most important part of an initiative in terms of voter education. Most voters never read more than the title and summary of the text of initiative proposals. Therefore, it is of critical importance that titles and summaries be concise, accurate and impartial.  ...

In all states, the summary, whether drafted by proponents, the attorney general, secretary of state, or another state agency, is a concise statement of the main points of the proposed measure. Proposed initiative summaries in all states are required to be impartial and non-argumentative. ...



State Attorney General Larry Long's summary of Amendment E is in violation of this absolute requirement that is the standard for all fifty states. Proof can easily be seen by continuing reading on the Home Page!


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