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Constitutional and Statutory Changes Affecting the Ballot Information Booklet and Required Publication of Text and Titles in Newspapers

Subject
Elections & Redistricting
Published
09/16/2021

This memorandum provides an overview of constitutional and statutory changes affecting the ballot information booklet ("Blue Book"), newspaper publication of ballot titles and texts, and related statewide initiative policy since 1994.  

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details