Some voters will find GOP insert in sample ballot
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 24, 2010 | Craig Gustafson

Some county voters may be surprised next month when they receive sample ballots for the June 8 election and discover a shiny, one-page solicitation from the local Republican Party touting its preferred candidates.

The partisan insert tucked inside official ballot materials has been the subject of an unsuccessful legal challenge and has rankled Democrats who say it goes beyond what’s allowed under an obscure state law.

It also raises the question of whether the county registrar of voters should, in essence, be subsidizing the cost of mailing a party’s list of endorsed candidates and ballot measures.

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