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Posted on: May 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Auditor’s Office Seeking Volunteers for Drafting of Ballot Measure Positions

SPOKANE COUNTY, May 18, 2021 –– The Spokane County Auditor’s Office – Elections Division is seeking volunteers to write arguments for and against the following ballot measures appearing on the August 3, 2021 Primary ballot to be printed in the Local Voters Pamphlet:

  • Spokane County Fire Protection District 3 Statements For and Against on the Property Tax Levy for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services.
  • Spokane County Fire Protection District 4 Statement Against on the Property Tax Levy for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services
  • Spokane County Fire Protection District 8 Statement Against on the Proposition Restoring Property Tax Levy for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services

According to Revised Code of Washington 29A.32.280, districts proposing the measures are responsible for appointing committees to write arguments for and against each measure. The three districts have not appointed all committees to write arguments on the measures, so the County Auditor is seeking individuals to serve on those committees.

The Primary Local Voters’ Pamphlet includes official ballot titles, explanatory statements, arguments "for" and "against" each measure, and rebuttals. 

Committee members are required to be residents of the district in order to draft arguments and at least one person must be willing to be named in the voters’ pamphlet as a member of the committee. 

Interested parties should contact the Elections Division by 4:00 p.m., May 21. Please email [email protected] or call 509-477-2320 if interested. Arguments are due by 4:00 p.m., May 28.

Resolutions submitted by the districts for each measure are at https://www.spokanecounty.org/4760/2021-Ballot-Resolutions page on the Spokane County Auditor’s website.

The format for writing arguments can be found at https://www.spokanecounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/37230/Jurisdiction-Administrative-Rules-PDF

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