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PDFWAC 434-381-170

Statement and argument format.

(1) Statements or arguments submitted for inclusion in the voters pamphlet shall not exceed the word limit set by statute.
(a) Arguments for or against measures may contain up to four headings used to highlight major points in the argument and will count toward the maximum word count set for arguments. Rebuttals may not contain headings;
(b) The four headings may not exceed fifteen words for each heading;
(c) Photographs or charts may be used in statements or arguments substituting fifty words from the statement or argument for each square inch used by the photograph or chart. This subsection does not apply to the photographs submitted pursuant to WAC 434-381-130 (size and quality of photographs).
(2) Statements and arguments submitted to the secretary of state shall be printed in a format that in the opinion of the secretary will provide the best reproduction.
(a) Statements and arguments will be laid out in a standard font without the use of boldface, underlining, or all caps;
(b) Italics may be used to add emphasis to statements or arguments;
(c) Argument headings will be laid out in boldface letters; and
(d) Statements are limited to one paragraph per fifty words. Arguments are limited to four paragraphs. Rebuttals are limited to one paragraph.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611, 29A.04.255. WSR 11-05-008, § 434-381-170, filed 2/3/11, effective 3/6/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 29A.04.611. WSR 10-03-072, § 434-381-170, filed 1/18/10, effective 2/18/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 29.81.320. WSR 02-02-067, § 434-381-170, filed 12/28/01, effective 1/28/02.]
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