County Auditor seeks committee members for local ballot measure statements

By The Office of Snohomish County Auditor

The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is seeking individuals to write statements for or against local ballot measures for the February 9, 2021 Special Election local voters’ pamphlet. Pamphlets are delivered as an insert in the ballot envelope.

Committees are comprised of up to three individuals, one of whom is designated chair and serves as a contact point for the Auditor’s Office. Committees may seek input from any number of other individuals or groups.

Individuals interested in participating on a committee should have a clear interest for or against the ballot measure, be able to work cooperatively with other committee members, and have time available through December 21. Most committees communicate through email.

Committees write a 250-word statement for (pro) or against (con) local ballot measures in the local voters’ pamphlet. Committees also prepare a 75-word rebuttal to the opposition’s statement. Statements are due no later than at 5 p.m. December 17. Rebuttal statements are due no later than 5 p.m. December 21.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, email a statement of interest to by 9 a.m. December 15 or contact the Auditor’s Office at (425) 388-3444. Individuals will be appointed by the County Auditor and will be notified on December 15.

A statement of interest includes your name, your contact information, the name of the ballot measure committee on which you would like to serve, and any information explaining why you should be on the committee.

Members are sought for the following open positions (con committee only):

City of Arlington Proposition No. 1 
City of Arlington annexation into North County Regional Fire Authority

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