GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING BALLOT ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS by ghkgkyyt

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									GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING
           BALLOT ARGUMENTS
AND REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS
                                     FOR
                LOCAL MEASURES
                          (FORMS INCLUDED)




                                  Provided by
                              Candace J. Grubbs
                Butte County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters
                         Butte County Elections Office
                25 County Center Drive, Suite I, Oroville CA 95965-3375
Phone: (530) 538-7761 Fax: (530) 538-6853 Website: http://clerk-recorder.buttecounty.net


                                                                              Revised August 26, 2008
                                                   CANDACE J. GRUBBS
                               COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER/REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
                                            COUNTY OF BUTTE
             Laurie Cassady
Assistant County Clerk-Registrar of Voters                                                                     Telephone: 530-538-7761
                                                                                                                            800-894-7761
    25 County Center Drive, Suite 110                                                                            Facsimile: 530-538-6853
        Oroville, CA 95965-3361                                                                    http://clerk-recorder.buttecounty.net




          This guidebook has been prepared by the Butte County Elections Office and
          is intended to provide guidance and assistance to those wishing to submit a
          ballot argument or rebuttal to a ballot argument.

          This guidebook, however, is not intended to provide legal advice and does not
          have the force or effect of law, regulation or rule. It is distributed with the
          understanding that the County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters is not
          rendering legal advice and, therefore, this guidebook should not be used as a
          substitute for legal counsel for the individual or organization using it. In case
          of conflict, the law, regulation or rule will apply.

          Persons wishing to submit ballot arguments or rebuttals to ballot arguments
          must bear full responsibility for conforming to the laws regarding such
          arguments and rebuttals.

          All references contained in this guidebook are to the California Elections
          Code unless otherwise stated.

          For information regarding arguments and rebuttals for city measures, please
          contact your city/town clerk.

          The Butte County Elections Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am
          to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays.

          Sincerely,


          Candace J. Grubbs
          Butte County Clerk-Recorder/
          Registrar of Voters




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                          TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction…………………………………………………………………...…..……....                             2
Arguments For and Against
    Filers – County Measures……………………………………………………….…….                         3
    Filers – School District Measures………………………………………….….………                   3
    Filers – Special District Measures………………………………………….….……...                3
    Statement of Accuracy………………………………………………………….….….                          3
    Contact Person………………………………………………………………….….….                              3
    Format……………....…………………………………………………………….……                                 3
    Length of Argument…………………………………………………………….……..                            4
Writing Your Arguments………………………………………………...……...….…….                         4
How to Count the Number of Words Used……………………………………………...                     4
Submitting Arguments on Computer Diskette or CD………………………….……….                5
Rebuttal Arguments
    Format………………………………………………………………………….….…...                                 7
    Length of Rebuttal Argument………………………………………………….………                        7
    Authors………………………………………………………………………………...                                  7
    Statement of Accuracy……………………………………………………….…….….                          7
General Provisions for Arguments and Rebuttals
    Information that must be Filed With Argument.…………………………….………..            8
    Signer and/or Authors………………………………………………………..….…….                         8
    Confidentiality………………………………………………………………...….……                            8
    10-Day Examination Period…………………………………………………..….……                        8
    Challenge of Arguments or Rebuttal Contents………………………….….………….             8
    Changing or Withdrawing Arguments or Rebuttals……………………..….…………            8
Measure Letters
    Letter Designation……………………………………………………………….…….                            10
    Measures That Include More Than One County…………………………..….……….              10
    Order of Measures on the Ballot…………………………………………...….………                   10
Important Deadlines
    Election Calendar of Events………………………………………………...….……...                   11
    Arguments………………………………………………………………………….….                                  11
    Rebuttals…………………………………………………………………………..…..                                11
    Where to File…………………………………………………………………...….…..                            11
    Confidentiality………………………………………………………………...….……                            11
    Withdrawal of or Changes to Arguments/Rebuttals…………………..……………….           11
    Public Inspection………………………………………………………………….…...                           11
Attachment A……………………………………………………………………….……..                                  12
    Statement of Accuracy Form
Attachment B……………………………………………………………………….……..                                  14
    Argument Form
Attachment C……………………………………………………………………….……..                                  16
    Authorization for Another Person/Persons to Sign Rebuttal Argument Form
INTRODUCTION

Whenever any county, school or special district measure qualifies for placement on the ballot, a
written argument for or against the measure may be filed.

When both an argument in favor and against a measure have been selected, the election official
shall send a copy of the argument in favor to the author(s) of the argument against and a copy of
the argument against the measure to the author(s) of the argument in favor. The authors may
prepare and submit rebuttal arguments.

This guidebook has been prepared to assist board of supervisor members, governing boards,
voters and citizens in preparing and submitting arguments and rebuttal arguments. Forms for
filing such arguments are also included in this guidebook.

Individuals interested in state propositions should contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 800-
345-VOTE.

Individuals interested in city measures should review Elections Code Sections 9200-9295 and
contact the appropriate City Clerk’s office listed below:

 City of Biggs                                             Phone:          Fax:                 Website:
 465 C Street / PO Box 307                             (530) 868-5493 (530) 868-5239         www.biggs-ca.gov
 Biggs, CA 95917
 City of Chico                                             Phone:          Fax:                 Website:
 411 Main Street                                       (530) 896-7250 (530) 895-4825          www.chico.ca.us
 Chico, CA 95928
 City of Gridley                                           Phone:          Fax:                 Website:
 685 Kentucky Street                                   (530) 846-5695 (530) 846-3229         www.gridley.ca.us
 Gridley, CA 95948

 City of Oroville                                          Phone:          Fax:                 Website:
 1735 Montgomery Street                                (530) 538-2405 (530) 538-2468       www.cityoforoville.org
 Oroville, CA 95965
 Town of Paradise                                          Phone:          Fax:            Website:
 5555 Skyway                                           (530) 872-6291 (530) 877-5059 www.townofparadise.com
 Paradise, CA 95969




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ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST
Filers (County Measures):
§9162. The board of supervisors or any member or members of the board authorized by the
board, or any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measure, or bona fide association of
citizens, or any combination of these voters and associations may file a written argument for or
against any county measure.

Filers (School District Measures):
§9501. The governing board of the district or any member or members of the board authorized
by the board, or any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measure, or bona fide
association of citizens, or any combination of such voters and associations may file a written
argument for or against any school measure.

Filers (Special District Measures):
§9315. The persons filing an initiative petition pursuant to this article may file a written
argument in favor of the ordinance. The district board may submit an argument against the
ordinance.

Signers:
The signers of arguments for or against a county, school or special district measure do not have
to meet the criteria listed above. Only the filer of the argument must meet the criteria above;
however, anyone may sign an argument.

§9164; 9501.5: A ballot argument shall not be accepted under this article unless accompanied by
the printed name and signature or printed names and signatures of the person or persons
submitting it, or, if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization and the
printed name and signature of at least one of its principal officers.
  No more than five signatures shall appear with any argument submitted under this article. In
case any argument is signed by more than five persons, the signatures of the first five shall be
printed.

Signers should sign the argument in the order that they wish to have it appear in the Sample
Ballot Booklet. Titles are optional, but can be no more than four words.

Statement of Accuracy:
A statement signed by each proponent or author, if different, shall accompany all arguments
concerning measures filed pursuant to Division 9 of the California Elections Code. §9600 (See
Attachment A for the Statement of Accuracy form.)

Contact Person:
The name, address and phone numbers for a contact person must be given on the Statement of
Accuracy. This would be the person to be contacted should anyone require additional
information.

Format:
All arguments must be submitted on, or attached to, the form provided by the county elections
official. See pages 9 and 10 for the guidelines regarding format and word count of a ballot
argument. A signed statement must accompany the argument. (See Attachment A for the
Statement of Accuracy form).

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Length of Argument For or Against:
Arguments for or against must not exceed 300 words in length. §9162, 9315, 9501


GUIDELINES FOR WRITING YOUR BALLOT ARGUMENT

Follow these guidelines explicitly. Ballot arguments not conforming to these guidelines may be
rejected at the time of filing.
   Be accurate. Arguments will be printed exactly as submitted. The Elections Office staff
   cannot correct spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.
   An argument must be written to address a single measure on the ballot. An argument
   combining statements pertaining to more than one measure will not be accepted.
   Arguments must be normal typed, upper and lower case, and in block paragraph style
   with spacing between paragraphs (no indents).
   DO NOT USE any unusual spacing, bolding, underscoring, bullets of any form, italics,
   tables, lists or any other unusual or excessive punctuation or capitalization, signs or symbols.
   Proof read the argument thoroughly for errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar.
   Arguments will be printed exactly as submitted. Errors will not be corrected.
   No argument shall contain any demonstrably false, slanderous or libelous statements nor any
   obscene or profane language, statements or insinuations.
   A Statement of Accuracy must accompany all arguments and rebuttals. §9600 (see
   Attachment A for the Statement of Accuracy form)
   No more than five signatures may appear with any argument.                                 If more than five are
   submitted, the first five will be printed. §9164, 9501.5
   Although we prefer that arguments and/or rebuttal arguments be submitted on our form, we
   will accept typewritten or computer generated statements if attached to our form. However,
   it is extremely important that all required information be included. See Attachment B for the
   Butte County Argument and Rebuttal Argument Form.



HOW TO COUNT THE NUMBER OF WORDS USED
§9. (a) Counting of words, for purposes of this code, shall be as follows:
     1.      Punctuation is not counted.
     2.      Each word shall be counted as one word except as specified in this section.
     3.      All geographical names shall be considered as one word; for example, "City and
             County of San Francisco" shall be counted as one word.
     4.      Each abbreviation for a word, phrase, or expression shall be counted as one word.
     5.      Hyphenated words that appear in any generally available standard reference dictionary
             published in the United States at any time within the 10 calendar years immediately
             preceding the election for which the words are counted, shall be considered as one
             word. Each part of all other hyphenated words shall be counted as a separate word.
     6.      Dates consisting of a combination of words and digits shall be counted as two words.
             Dates consisting only of a combination of digits shall be counted as one word.

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      7.      Any number consisting of a digit or digits shall be considered as one word. Any
              number which is spelled, such as "one," shall be considered as a separate word or
              words. "One" shall be counted as one word whereas "one hundred" shall be counted as
              two words. "100" shall be counted as one word.
      8.      Telephone numbers shall be counted as one word.
      9.      Internet web site addresses shall be counted as one word.

      NOTE:
       Titles: Words used in the title of the document, such as “Argument in Favor of Measure
       A” are not counted.

           Geographical Names: All geographical names shall be considered to be one word and
           shall be limited to the names of cities, counties and states. However, any areas that have
           political boundaries with an elected or appointed board are also considered geographical
           areas by this office.


SUBMITTING ARGUMENTS ON COMPUTER DISKETTE OR CD
To help us cut costs and to ensure arguments are printed exactly as filed, we encourage you to
submit arguments/analyses on computer diskette, flash drive or CD.

•    Microsoft Word or other IBM compatible formats are preferred.
•    Provide one hard copy with original signatures. Should there be any discrepancy between
     the hard copy and the content of the electronic file, the hard copy will prevail.
• Input signatures as:
         s/ First Name Last Name
         Title
If the person is signing on behalf of an association, the association name appears on the first line,
followed by the person’s name and title.
Example:
         Hometown Chamber of Commerce
         /s/ First Name Last Name, President

Selection of Argument to Appear in Sample Ballot Booklet:
§9166. If more than one argument for or more than one argument against any county measure is
submitted to the county elections official within the time prescribed, the county elections official
shall select one of the arguments in favor and one of the arguments against the measure for
printing and distribution to the voters. In selecting the argument the county elections official
shall give preference and priority in the order named to the arguments of the following:
    a. The board of supervisors, or member or members of the board authorized by the board.
    b. The individual voter, or bona fide association of citizens, or combination of voters and
       associations, who are the bona fide sponsors or proponents of the measure.
    c. Bona fide associations of citizens.
    d. Individual voters who are eligible to vote on the measure.

§9503. If more than one argument for or more than one argument against any school measure is
submitted to the person conducting the election within the time prescribed, the person conducting
the election shall select one of the arguments in favor and one of the arguments against the
measure for printing and distribution to the voters. In selecting the arguments, the person

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conducting the election shall give preference and priority, in the order named, to the arguments
of the following:
   a. The governing board of the district or member or members of the board authorized by the
       board.
   b. The individual voter, or bona fide associations of citizens, or combination of voters and
       associations, who are the bona fide sponsors or proponents of the measure.
   c. Bona fide associations of citizens.
   d. Individual voters who are eligible to vote on the measure.




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REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS

Format:
Rebuttal arguments must be typed in a uniform style, in block paragraph form, single-spaced.
See pages 3 and 4 for the guidelines regarding format and word count of a ballot argument.

Length of Argument:
Rebuttals to arguments for or against must not exceed 250 words in length. §9167, 9317, 9504.

Authors:
§9167(a); 9317(a); 9504(a): When an argument in favor and an argument against a measure
have been selected for publication in the voter information pamphlet the official responsible for
conducting the election shall send copies of the argument in favor of the measure to the authors
of the argument against the measure and copies of the arguments against the measure to the
authors of the argument in favor. The authors may prepare and submit rebuttal arguments not
exceeding 250 words, or may authorize in writing any other person or persons to prepare, submit,
or sign the rebuttal argument (see Attachment C for the Authorization for Another Person or
Persons to Sign Rebuttal Arguments form). The rebuttal arguments and/or Authorization form
shall be submitted to the elections official conducting the election no later than a date designated
by the elections official.

Statement of Accuracy:
All arguments concerning measures filed pursuant to Division 9 of the California Elections Code
shall be accompanied by a statement signed by each proponent or by each author, if different, of
the argument. §9600 (See Attachment A for the Statement of Accuracy form.)




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GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS

Information That Must Be Filed With Your Argument:
All original arguments and/or rebuttal arguments with original signatures must be filed at the
Butte County Elections Office by 5:00 p.m. on the applicable deadline. For every argument or
rebuttal argument that is filed, a Statement of Accuracy must be submitted either printed or
typed on the form provided (see Attachment A for the Statement of Accuracy form). This
information is not printed in the Sample Ballot Booklet. However, is required in order to verify
eligibility and send confirmation letters and/or rebuttal forms if an argument is chosen.

Signer and/or Authors:
There is a distinction between a “filer” and a “signer or author.” The filer of the argument or
rebuttal must be either the governing board of the district, a bona fide association of citizens or
an individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measure. The “signers or authors” of the
argument or rebuttal can be any person or any organization. If an organization, it must include
the signature of a principal officer. Filers do not have to be signers.

Confidentiality:
Arguments and rebuttals shall remain confidential until 5 p.m. on the deadline for filing such
arguments or rebuttal arguments.

10-Day Examination Period:
§9190(a); §9380(a); §9509(a): The county elections official shall make a copy of the materials
referred to in Sections 9119, 9120, 9160, 9162, 9167, 9312, 9315, 9317, 9500, 9501, and 9504
available for public examination in the county elections official's office for a period of 10
calendar days immediately following the deadline for submission of those materials. Any person
may obtain a copy of the materials from the county elections official for use outside of the
county elections official's office. The county elections official may charge a fee to any person
requesting a copy of the material. The fee may not exceed the actual cost incurred by the county
elections official in providing the copy.

Challenge of Arguments or Rebuttal Contents:
§9190(b)(1-3); §9380(b)(1-3); §9509(b)(1-3): (1) During the 10-calendar-day public examination
period provided by these sections, any voter of the jurisdiction in which the election is being
held, or the county elections official, himself or herself, may seek a writ of mandate or an
injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted. The writ of mandate or
injunction request shall be filed no later than the end of the 10-calendar-day public examination
period.
(2) A peremptory writ of mandate or an injunction shall be issued only upon clear and
convincing proof that the material in question is false, misleading, or inconsistent with this
chapter, and that issuance of the writ or injunction will not substantially interfere with the
printing or distribution of official election materials as provided by law.
 (3) The county elections official shall be named as respondent and the person or official who
authored the material in question shall be named as real parties in interest. In the case of the
county elections official bringing the mandamus or injunctive action, the board of supervisors of
the county shall be named as the respondent and the person or official who authored the material
in question shall be named as the real party in interest.

Changing or Withdrawal of an Argument or Rebuttal:

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§9601. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code, whenever any ballot arguments for or
against any measure submitted to the voters for approval are authorized, these arguments may be
withdrawn by their proponents at any time prior to and including the final date fixed for filing
arguments.

§9163; §9316; §9502: Based on the time reasonably necessary to prepare and print the
arguments, analysis, and sample ballots and to permit the 10-calendar-day public examination as
provided in Article 5 (commencing with Section 9190), Article 4 (commencing with Section
9380), or Section 9509 for the particular election, the county elections official shall fix and
determine a reasonable date prior to the election after which no arguments for or against any
county measure may be submitted for printing and distribution to the voters as provided in this
article. Notice of the date fixed shall be published by the county elections official pursuant to
Section 6061 of the Government Code (or Section 9317 of the Elections Code). Arguments may
be changed until and including the date fixed by the county elections official.




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MEASURE LETTERS

Letter Designation:
Pursuant to California Elections Code 13116, lettering of measures submitted for the ballot shall
be assigned by Butte County Elections. The letter assignment takes place immediately after the
deadline set forth by the County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters for the submission of
measures.

All letters shall be assigned in alphabetical order for the period starting on Jan 1 of each even-
numbered year and continuing through the succeeding odd-numbered year. The order and
precedence of all offices and measures that are to be placed on the ballot shall be pursuant to
California Elections Code 13109. It has been Butte County Elections policy not to use the
following letters:
        “F”     Some associate this to ‘Fail’
        “I”     Some associate this with the numeral ‘One’

When the period is complete, all left over letters will remain unused. Each even-numbered year
begins again with the letter “A”

Butte County Elections does not permit any requests for letter change. Requests for specific
letter assignment for measures are also not permitted.

Measures That Include More Than One County:
For districts that overlap into another county or counties, the counties involved will mutually
agree to use a letter designation for the measure that will not conflict or confuse the voter. The
letter assigned to these measures may not be in alphabetical order.

Order of Measures on the Ballot:
Measures will appear on the ballot in the following order pursuant to §13109: College, Unified
Schools, High Schools, Elementary Schools, County, Cities, Districts. In order to allow for the
most efficient use of space, the County Elections Official may vary the order of the measures.




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IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR MEASURES

Election Calendar of Events:
Obtain a copy of the Calendar of Events pertaining to the election from the Butte County
Elections Office or the website at: http://clerk-recorder.buttecounty.net. All election related
filing deadlines are included in these calendars.

Arguments:
Final deadlines for filing arguments are due by 5:00 p.m. on the date set by the Butte County
Elections Office. Once an argument for and against a measure is chosen, a copy will be provided
to the opposing authors for the purpose of filing a rebuttal. Arguments are available for public
examination after each specified deadline.

Rebuttals:
Rebuttal arguments are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the tenth day after the deadline for filing
arguments for or against. Rebuttal arguments are available for public examination after the 5:00
p.m. deadline.

Where to File:
Butte County Elections Office, 25 County Center Dr, Ste. I, Oroville CA 95965-3375

Confidentiality:
Arguments and rebuttals shall remain confidential until 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline.

Withdrawal/Changes:
Arguments and rebuttal arguments may be changed or withdrawn until and including the date
fixed for final submission by the County Elections Official. §9163, 9316, 9502, 9601

Public Inspection:
During the 10-day period following the final deadline for filing, all documents, arguments and
rebuttals are available for public inspection. During this period, a writ of mandate or injunction
may be sought to require amendments or deletions. §9190, 9380, 9509




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            ATTACHMENT A
                   STATEMENT
                  OF ACCURACY
ALL ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS SHALL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY THIS FORM SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR(S)




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                                                                                                                                                                 OFFICIAL USE ONLY
   ALL ARGUMENTS/REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS SHALL BE
 ACCOMPANIED BY THIS FORM SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR(S)



STATEMENT OF ACCURACY
The undersigned author(s) of the (select one of the following)

      ARGUMENT IN FAVOR                                                    REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR
      (300 WORDS OR LESS)                                                       (250 WORDS OR LESS)

      ARGUMENT AGAINST                                                     REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST
           (300 WORDS OR LESS)                                                         (250 WORDS OR LESS)



ballot measure                                           at the                                                                                                          election for
                                     Letter                                                          Name of Election


the                                                                                           being held on                                                , 20         , hereby
                                          Jurisdiction                                                                          Date of Election


state that such argument is true and correct to the best of his/her/their knowledge and belief.

1.                                                                                                  4.
      Signature and date (Principal Officer signing on behalf of Association?   Yes     No)               Signature and date


     Type name as you want it to appear on argument                                                       Type name as you want it to appear on argument



     Title to appear below name on argument (optional but limited to 4 words)                             Title to appear below name on argument (optional but limited to 4 words)

2.                                                                                                   5.
     Signature and date                                                                                   Signature and date



     Type name as you want it to appear on argument                                                       Type name as you want it to appear on argument



     Title to appear below name on argument (optional but limited to 4 words)                             Title to appear below name on argument (optional but limited to 4 words)


3.
     Signature and date                                                                           FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

     Type name as you want it to appear on argument                                               ____________________________________________
                                                                                                  Name and Phone Number


     Title to appear below name on argument (optional but limited to 4 words)
                                                                                                  ____________________________________________
                                                                                                  Street Address                                                        City            Zip Code



  OPTIONAL TITLES SHOULD NOT EXCEED FOUR (4) WORDS. TITLES THAT DO NOT FIT IN ALLOTTED SPACE WILL BE ABBREVIATED.

A ballot argument or rebuttal argument shall not be accepted unless accompanied by the name or names of the person(s) submitting it, or, if
submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization and the name of at least one of its principal officers. No more than five
signatures shall appear with any argument submitted. Arguments may be changed or withdrawn by their proponents up to and including the date
fixed by the election official for filing. There is a 10-calendar day examination period prior to submitting arguments for printing (Elections Code
Sections 9164, 9190, 9380, 9501, 9600).
Text of arguments/rebuttal arguments should either be typewritten or printed on Butte County’s Argument Form. Alternatively, a typewritten or
computer generated statement may be attached to the form. Statements are electronically scanned for typesetting, therefore, handwritten arguments
will not be accepted for filing.


                                                                                      FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

CONTEST ID#                                                                      MEASURE LETTER DESIGNATION:

ELECTION DATE:                                                                   JURISDICTION:
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        ATTACHMENT B
                ARGUMENT FORM
ARGUMENTS MUST BE PRINTED ON OR ATTACHED TO THIS FORM.




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                                                                                                                      OFFICAL USE ONLY
All arguments/rebuttal arguments must be submitted using the
guidelines set forth in the “Guidelines for Submitting Ballot Arguments
and Rebuttal Arguments for County and District Measures” provided by
the Butte County Elections Office. Arguments submitted in any other
format will be reformatted in accordance with these guidelines. All
arguments/rebuttal arguments should be checked by the author(s) for
spelling and grammar, as the Butte County Elections Office will not                                                                 Page 13 of 16
correct any material contained therein.


               ARGUMENTS/REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS MAY BE TYPED OR COMPUTER GENERATED




                                                                                                              Contest ID#
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                                    ALL AUTHORS MUST SIGN THE STATEMENT OF ACCURACY
     ATTACHMENT C
   AUTHORIZATION FOR
   ANOTHER PERSON OR
PERSONS TO SIGN REBUTTAL
       ARGUMENT




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                                                                                                                                   OFFICIAL USE ONLY




AUTHORIZATION FOR ANOTHER
 PERSON OR PERSONS TO SIGN
   REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS




I,                                                                                               authorize the following person(s) to sign
                            (type name of FILER)



the rebuttal to the argument                       For                        Against


Measure                       for the                                                   election to be held                                              .
             (Letter)                                       (Election Type)                                                  (Date of Election)




(One or more people who signed the argument may be replaced with other people to sign the rebuttal argument)



1.                                                                    to sign instead of
                (type name of rebuttal signer)                                                              (type name of argument signer)


2.                                                                    to sign instead of
                (type name of rebuttal signer)                                                              (type name of argument signer)


3.                                                                    to sign instead of
                (type name of rebuttal signer)                                                              (type name of argument signer)


4.                                                                    to sign instead of
                (type name of rebuttal signer)                                                              (type name of argument signer)


5.                                                                    to sign instead of
                (type name of rebuttal signer)                                                              (type name of argument signer)




Approval of Filer:                                                                                Date:
                                                   (signature of Filer)




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