VOTING MATERIALS IN ENGLISH ONLY. INITIATIVE STATUTE. States declaration of public policy concerning use of common English language. Adds a new statute requiring the Governor to write to the President of the United States, the United States Attorney General, and all members of Congress, a communication urging that federal law be amended so that ballots, voters' pamphlets, and all other official voting materials shall be printed in English only. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: The cost to the state of providing the written communication required by this measure would be insignificant.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 6390676 }a 70.5; N: 2645599; B: 29.5
Code Sections Affected
Added "English Ballot Initiative"
S. I. Hayakawa, Ph.D., United States Senator 1977-1982; J. William Orozco, Businessman; Stanley Diamond, Chairman, California Committee for Ballots in English
Robert Matsui, Member of Congress; Esteban Edward Torres, Member of Congress; Don Edwards, Member of Congress
Rebuttal Against Author
Stanley Diamond, Chairman, California Committee for Ballots in English
Voting Materials in English Only. California Proposition 38 (1984).