(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), appointments to committees advocating approval
or rejection of an act referred to the people, a constitutional amendment proposed
by the legislature, or a ballot issue referred to the people by referendum petition
or proposed by any type of initiative petition must be made no later than 1 week prior
to the deadline for filing arguments on the ballot issue under 13-27-406.
(2) Appointments to committees advocating approval or rejection of a ballot issue
referred to the people by referendum petition or proposed by any type of initiative
petition must be made no later than 1 week before the deadline for filing arguments
on the ballot issue under 13-27-406. All persons responsible for appointing members to the committee shall submit to the
secretary of state the names and addresses of the appointees no later than the date
set by this subsection. The submission must include the written acceptance of appointment from each appointee
required by 13-27-402(6). If an appointment is not made by the required time, the committee members that have
been appointed may fill the vacancy by unanimous written consent up until the deadline
for filing the arguments.
(3) Within 5 days after receiving notice under subsection (2) but not later than 5
days after the deadline set for appointment of committee members, the secretary of
state shall notify the appointees to a committee appointed pursuant to subsection
(1) or (2) by certified mail, with return receipt requested, of the deadlines for
submission of the committee's arguments.
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