§ 335.

CIRCULATOR IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

a.

Any person having charge or control of the circulation of, or obtaining signatures to, any City initiative, referendum or recall petition, shall request circulator identification badge templates from the Department of Elections. Upon request, the Department of Elections shall provide one badge template containing the words “VOLUNTEER CIRCULATOR” and a second badge template containing the words “PAID CIRCULATOR.” The badge templates shall specify a font and size that will be clearly legible to the intended public. When the Department of Elections provides badge templates to any person pursuant to this subsection, the Department of Elections also shall provide written notice to that person describing the requirements set forth in subsection (b).

b.

Every person is guilty of an infraction, punishable by the maximum fine allowed under state law, who, circulating, as a principal or agent, or obtaining signatures to, any City initiative, referendum or recall petition, intentionally fails to display an identification badge provided by the Department of Elections pursuant to subsection (a) on his or her outermost piece of clothing that includes the words “VOLUNTEER CIRCULATOR” if the person is not being paid to circulate the petition or “PAID CIRCULATOR” if the person is being paid to circulate the petition.

c.

The person having charge or control of the circulation of or obtaining signatures to, any petition shall provide every person circulating the petition with a badge stating whether that person is a paid or volunteer circulator. Each badge shall be printed in the font and size specified in the badge template provided by the Department of Elections. The person having charge or control of the circulation of, or obtaining signatures to, any petition shall also provide an exact copy of the written notice described in subsection (b) to every person to whom the person distributes a badge. Any person who fails to provide an exact copy of the written notice as required under this subsection shall be guilty of an infraction, punishable by the maximum fine allowed under State law.

d.

Upon request by any person, a person circulating, as a principal or agent, or having charge or control of the circulation of, or obtaining signatures to, any City initiative, referendum or recall petition shall disclose the name(s) of the proponents of the petition. Any person who intentionally fails to make such disclosure shall be guilty of an infraction, punishable by the maximum fine allowed under State law.

History

(Added by Ord. 267-07, File No. 070672, App. 11/21/2007; amended by Ord. 50-13 , File No. 120899, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)

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