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By Lou Marzeles

Voters' guide: help or hindrance?


Page 6 of the newly arrived Washington State voters’ guide, called the Voters’ Pamphlet, is labeled “Language assistance.” On it are instructions in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese—but there is nothing there for legalese-to-English help.

For a relatively uncluttered election year, confusion still reigns over the most highly visible initiative in this year’s general election. The election guide, which arrived in most mailboxes last week, has received critical comments from many voters who regard it as throwing more fuel on the fire. But close examination does reveal some clarity.

I-522 is the big issue this year, and if campaign spending on the initiative is any gauge, it is a...

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