§ 550.

PROPONENT AND OPPONENT ARGUMENTS; REBUTTALS; ASSIGNMENT OF ARGUMENTS

a.

Exchange of Proponent and Opponent Arguments. Upon selection of the “proponent’s” argument for and “opponent’s” argument against a measure, the Director of Elections shall immediately send copies of both to the persons whose arguments have been selected. The authors of the direct arguments may each prepare and submit a rebuttal argument not to exceed 250 words. Rebuttal arguments shall be printed in the same manner as the direct arguments and in a location immediately following the appropriate direct arguments. If no direct argument is submitted in support of or in opposition to a measure, the Director of Elections shall not accept or publish any rebuttal argument.

b.

When the Board of Supervisors authorizes a member or members of that body to submit and sign a rebuttal argument to any written proponent or opponent argument for or against any measure for publication in the voter information pamphlet, or assigns that right to another person or persons pursuant to Subsection (d), the Board shall provide such authorization by motion and need not take any further action, including voting on or otherwise approving the actual text of the rebuttal argument before it is submitted for publication.

c.

Assignment of Proponent and Opponent Arguments. Persons who are entitled, pursuant to Section 545(a)(1)(A), (B) or (C) or Section 545(a)(2)(A), (B), or (C) to submit the proponent or opponent argument for a particular measure may assign the right to submit the argument to another person or persons, provided that the assignee is eligible to submit an argument pursuant to Section 530(b) of this Code.

d.

Assignment of Rebuttal Arguments. The authors of a direct proponent or opponent argument may assign to another person or persons the right to submit a rebuttal argument, provided that the assignee is eligible to submit an argument pursuant to Section 530(b) of this Code.

History

(Added by Ord. 429-97, App. 11/17/97; amended by Ord. 44-03, File No. 021996, App. 4/3/2003; Ord. 183-03, File No. 030652, App. 7/25/2003; Ord. 291-06, File No. 061375, App. 11/29/2006)

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