§ 535.

BALLOT ARGUMENTS; DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION, CORRECTION, AND WITHDRAWAL

a.

Proponent and Opponent Arguments. Ballot arguments submitted for selection as the “proponent’s” argument for or “opponent’s” argument against a measure as provided in Section 545 must be submitted to the Director of Elections no later than noon of the eighty-second day prior to the election at which the measure is to be voted upon.

b.

Rebuttal Arguments. Rebuttal arguments as provided for in Section 550 must be submitted to the Director of Elections no later than noon of the seventy-eighth day prior to the election at which the measure is to be voted upon.

c.

Paid Arguments. Ballot arguments submitted for publication as paid arguments for or against a measure as provided for in Section 560 must be submitted to the Director of Elections no later than noon of the seventy-eighth day prior to the election at which the measure is to be voted upon.

d.

Modification or Withdrawal of Submitted Arguments. Arguments may be changed or withdrawn by the persons submitting them at any time up to and including the last day for submission. No person may change an argument, except as provided in Subsection (e), and no person may withdraw an argument after the deadline for submission of the argument.

e.

Correction of Submitted Arguments. Grammatical, spelling and factual errors contained in a proponent or opponent argument may be corrected by the person submitting the argument at any time up until noon of the eighty-first day prior to the election. Grammatical, spelling and factual errors contained in a rebuttal argument may be corrected by the person submitting the argument at any time up until noon of the seventy-seventh day prior to the election. Grammatical, spelling and factual errors contained in a paid argument may be corrected by the person submitting the argument at any time up until noon of the seventy-seventh day prior to the election. For purposes of this Subsection, the determination of what constitutes a grammatical, spelling or factual error shall be made by the Director of Elections. No person may correct grammatical spelling or factual errors contained in an argument after the deadline specified in this Subsection.

History

(Added by Ord. 429-97, App. 11/17/97; amended by Ord. 183-03, File No. 030652, App. 7/25/2003; Ord. 223-04, File No. 040980, App. 8/25/2004; Ord. 291-06, File No. 061375, App. 11/29/2006)

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