Friday, October 27, 2006

California Voter Guide Weighs Ten Pounds

We received our official California Voter Guide in the mail and it has 192 pages! Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed by the lack of pictures but I was impressed by the extensive vocabularly of those who draft the propositions. This year's California ballot has 13 statewide initiatives, not to mention numerous local propositions. You can click here to find the PDF file in your favorite language.

Just in case you're bilingual, you can obtain a copy in any of the following languages.


Of course, it would be good politics if the propositions were written in short, concise language that the average person could understand. I have a theory -- a proposition creates a mile of bureaucracy for every page that it contains. That may explain the incentive for inflicting such tremendous verbiage on people.

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