The text of the statement shall not exceed 250 words. Word count standards shall be pursuant to Elections Code §9.
All statements must be submitted on, or attached to, the form provided by the county elections official of each county in which the candidate wishes to have his or her statement printed. Statements must be formatted pursuant to the guidelines provided by each county. Statements not submitted in the appropriate format will be reformatted by the county elections official. The county elections official bears no responsibility for the correct typesetting of statements that must be reformatted.
Statements shall not, in any way, make reference to other candidates for office or to another candidate’s qualifications, character or activities.
The statement will be printed in languages required by the Voting Rights Act as well as those languages, if any, required by the counties within the jurisdiction. If Spanish is not a required language, a candidate may request a Spanish translation of his or her statement at additional cost.
Costs of providing statements to voters, including translated statements, shall be paid by the candidates.