“…everyone is very jumpy about this election and not to have information in a timely manner is problematic.” – Constance BeutelBy Roger Straw, September 30, 2020
People are voting already, but many are doing so without the aid of the official California Voter Information Guide that details state races and propositions. The guide is mailed to voters before every election, and reportedly went out in “early September.”
Constance Beutel alerted me this afternoon. She had been watching for her Voter Guide, checked around, and found others here in Benicia in the same situation.
Beutel phoned the offices of our County Supervisor Monica Brown, State Senator Dodd, and State Assembly Representative Tim Grayson and found out that some if not all staff there had also not received their Voter Guide! All said they would look into it.
With permission, here is Beutel’s letter to Tim Grayson staffer Jana Modena:
From: CONSTANCE BEUTEL
Sent: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, 01:56:16 PM PDT
Subject: No Official Voter Information Guide
I’ve just spoken with Tom Bartee letting him know that I have not received the official California Voter Information Guide. I am not the only one in Benicia in this situation. I do have my official ballot.
I called my County Supervisor’s office and learned that the Sec of State sends this guide out so I then called the Sec of State’s office and waited about 20 minutes to speak to the elections division. I was then told that the guides were mailed in early September and a guide would be mailed to me within the next 5 to 10 days. I asked if this would also apply to all of Benicia. The woman who was answering the phone said, “no.”
Mr. Bartee indicated that he had not received his guide either.
As we all know, everyone is very jumpy about this election and not to have information in a timely manner is problematic!
Please let the Assemblyman know of this problem and expedite a solution.
I await your reply.