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County seeking individuals to write local ballot measure statements

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 17, 2022—The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is seeking individuals to write statements for or against local ballot measures for the February 14, 2023, Special Election local voters’ pamphlet. Pamphlets will be mailed as an insert with the ballot.

Garth Fell
Garth Fell, Snohomish County Auditor

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 27. Most committees communicate through email.

Committees write a 250-word statement for or against 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. Dec. 22. Rebuttal statements are due no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 27.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, email a statement of interest to by 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19 or contact the Auditor’s Office at (425) 388-3444. Individuals will be appointed by the County Auditor and will be notified on Dec. 19.

A statement of interest includes your name, your email address and phone number, the name(s) of the ballot measure committee(s) on which you would like to serve, and any information explaining why you should be on the committee.

The following measures have openings for con (against) committees only:

City of Arlington Transportation Benefit District Prop. 1
Renewal of Sales and Use Tax Levy for Transportation Improvement Program

Marysville School District No. 25 Prop. 1
Reinstatement Educational Programs and Operations Levy

Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue Prop. 1
Increase Size of Board of Commissioners from Five to Seven Positions

SOURCE: Snohomish County Elections

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