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1. You have the right to cast a ballot if you are a valid registered voter. A valid registered voter means a United States citizen who is a resident in this state, who is at least 18 years of age and not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony, and who is registered to vote at his or her current residence address. 2. You have the right to cast a provisional ballot if your name is not listed on the voting rolls. 3. You have the right to cast a ballot if you are present and in line at the polling place prior to the close of the polls. 4. You have the right to cast a secret ballot free from intimidation.

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5. You have the right to receive a new ballot if, prior to casting your ballot, you believe you made a mistake. If at any time before you finally cast your ballot, you feel you have made a mistake, you have the right to exchange the spoiled ballot for a new ballot. Vote-by-mail voters may also request and receive a new ballot if they return their spoiled ballot to an elections official prior to the closing of the polls on election day. 6. You have the right to receive assistance in casting your ballot, if you are unable to vote without assistance.


7. You have the right to return a completed vote-by-mail ballot to any precinct in the county.

Our mission is to encourage voting within our community. We have allowed state officials and policies to discriminate against us and rob us of our rights. YOU have the POWER to make CHANGE. Exercise your right to vote. Take it to the polls Tuesday,

8. You have the right to election materials in another language, if there are sufficient residents in your precinct to warrant production. 9. You have the right to ask questions about election procedures and observe the election process. You have the right to ask questions of the precinct board and elections officials regarding election procedures and to receive an answer or be directed to the appropriate official for an answer. However, if persistent questioning disrupts the execution of their duties, the board or election officials may discontinue responding to questions. 10. You have the right to report any illegal or fraudulent activity to a local elections official or to the Secretary of State’s Office.

If you believe you have been denied any of these rights, or you are aware of any election fraud or misconduct, please call the Secretary of State’s confidential toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).

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Can d id at es f o r Go v e rn o r Jerry Brown-Democratic Jerry Brown, who supports full LGBT equality and will be running against an opponent who does not, was first elected Governor of California in 1974. In 2006 opposed Proposition 8. Appointed the first openly gay judge in California in 1973, when he previously was governor. Appointed more women and minorities to top positions in his administration than any previous Governor. Asked the California Supreme Court in a legal brief to overturn Prop. 8.

Carlos Alvarez- Peace and Freedom Eliminate anti-LGBT laws - Equal marriage rights for all Over the past three decades or more, there have been important partial gains toward equal rights achieved through mass struggle by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The PSL demands full equality for LGBT people. All forms of discrimination and bigotry must end, including the repeal of all discriminatory federal, state and local laws. The reactionary Defense of Marriage Act must be overturned. We are for equal marriage rights for everyone. Chelene Nightingale- American Independent Very Conservative - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Government Reform - Isolationist - Pro School Vouchers Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Life - ProSmaller Government - Christian - Straight -

Laura Wells - Green Party platform Fully supports: gay rights including marriage equality, legalization of marijuana, and fair immigration policy, in opposition to laws like Arizona's SB 1070. While others run negative campaigns, spending millions on attack ads instead of addressing California’s needs, Laura Wells is bringing forward-looking, practical solutions into the political debate. Dale Ogden- Libertarian What is your stance on gay marriage? Why not just get government out of people’s personal lives? Let people choose how to live their lives, choose with whom they share it, and decide for themselves what arrangements (marriage or otherwise) should be made for all of life’s situations. Treat every individual equally. Do not discriminate in favor of or against married couples (or groups). Let them decide what promises to make to one another and embed those promises in contracts. The state can then enforce the contracts, as it should enforce all contracts between consenting adults. If religions want to put their “stamp of approval” on a wedding, let them; let

Can d id at e f o r Li eu t en an t Go v ern o r Gavin Newsom- Democratic Gavin Newsom has been one of the most ardent supporters among California politicians of marriage for same-sex couples, boldly granting licenses to samesex couples in 2004 and vocally advocating against Proposition 8. As mayor, led the city of San Francisco in performing marriages for same-sex couples in February 2004. Has been a vocal supporter within the media and throughout his tenure as San Francisco mayor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Has called for the federal Defense of Marriage Act to be overturned and has called for federal lawmakers to take action on LGBT rights.

Can d id at e f o r Sen ato r Gail K. Lightfoot- Libertarian Libertarian - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Death Penalty - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Choice - ProGay Marriage - Pro-Social Security Privatization Info Duane Roberts- Green Party The legal recognition of same-sex marriage and the outlawing of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in housing, employment, benefits, and child custody.

2010 Equality Voter Guide  

Our mission is to encourage voting within our community. We have allowed state officials and policies to discriminate against us and rob us...

2010 Equality Voter Guide  

Our mission is to encourage voting within our community. We have allowed state officials and policies to discriminate against us and rob us...