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FYI: The Campaign Finance Board launched its voter guide website this week, allowing voters to look up biographical information and policy statements from the candidates running in their district. The guide also presents the full text of each of the three proposals currently on the ballot, along with pro and con statements from the “public”—which largely amounts to current and former elected officials. Beyond the high-profile question of nonpartisan elections, voters will also be asked to weigh in on changes to the city’s procurement policy and a bundle of “government administration” changes, including restructuring the Voter Assistance Commission and eliminating the mayor’s Preliminary Management Report, which covers the first four months of the fiscal year. Council Speaker Gifford Miller’s statement calls the whole crop of proposals “ill thought and ill prepared.” [10/17/03]