Oregon Statutes - Chapter 251 - Voters' Pamphlet - Section 251.049 - Names or titles of persons or names of organizations excluded from arguments and statements; exceptions; prohibitions.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the Secretary of State may not print the name or title of a person or the name of an organization in an argument supporting or opposing any measure or a statement of any candidate, political party or assembly of electors filed for inclusion in the votersí pamphlet, if the name or title of the person or the name of the organization is cited as supporting or indorsing the argument or statement.

(2) The Secretary of State may print the name or title of a person or the name of an organization in an argument or statement submitted for inclusion in the votersí pamphlet as supporting or indorsing the argument or statement if:

(a) Not later than the deadline for filing an argument or statement with the Secretary of State, the secretary receives a statement signed by the person, or by an authorized person on behalf of an organization, stating that the person consents to the use of the name or title of the person or the name of the organization; or

(b) The name or title of a person or the name of an organization is used with a quotation made by the person or by an authorized person on behalf of an organization, the quotation was disseminated to the public prior to its inclusion in the argument or statement and the quotation is identified by its source and date.

(3) A person may not:

(a) Submit a false signature under subsection (2) of this section; or

(b) Alter the manner in which a person signing a statement of consent described in subsection (2) of this section designates the personís name or title or the name of the organization the person represents to appear in the argument or statement. This paragraph does not prohibit revisions allowed or required under ORS 251.055 or 251.087. [1987 c.724 §2; 1991 c.719 §47; 1993 c.493 §108; 2001 c.564 §1; 2003 c.233 §2]

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