(1) The county clerk shall reject any statement, argument or other matter offered
for filing and printing in a county voters' pamphlet which:
(a) Contains any obscene, profane or defamatory language;
(b) Incites or advocates hatred, abuse or violence toward any person or group; or
(c) Contains any language which may not legally be circulated through the mails.
(2) Nothing in this chapter shall make the author of any statement or argument exempt
from any civil or criminal action because of any defamatory statements offered for
printing or contained in the voters' pamphlet. The persons writing, signing or offering a statement or argument for filing shall
be deemed its authors and publishers.
(3) The county clerk shall by rule establish a procedure to notify a person who offered
a statement, argument or other matter that was rejected pursuant to this section.
Subject to voters' pamphlet deadlines, the procedure shall require the county clerk
(a) Make reasonable attempts to notify the person of the rejection; and
(b) Allow the person, if notified pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection, to
revise the statement so that it does not violate the provisions of this section.
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