The Office of Secretary of State is once again publishing an online voter guide for state and legislative candidates ahead of the Aug. 7 primary election. The guide is already up and available online, but once again there will not be a printed guide. This is the rule, not the exception, and it is a “big frustration,” retiring Secretary of State Sam Reed says.
Democrat Kathleen Drew, who is one of six candidates for secretary of state to replace Reed, has seized on this as a campaign issue. She says Reed failed to ask for funding from the Legislature this year, and like other candidates she says she will make this a priority if elected.