Illinois to Spend $4 Million for Ballot Measure Mailers

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Illinois will likely spend about $4 million to mail pamphlets and buy newspaper ad space to tell voters about several efforts to change the state constitution in the November election, a state spokesman says.

Secretary of State spokesman Dave Druker told The Associated Press on Friday that his agency is required by law to produce almost 6 million pamphlets that include information about the pros and cons of each proposed constitutional amendment.

About 5.2 million pamphlets will be mailed to every Illinois household before the election, and others will be available in libraries or political offices. The law also requires Secretary of State Jesse White’s office to post information in newspapers in every county before the election.

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