The Whatcom Auditor’s Office – Elections Division is seeking volunteers to write arguments against the following ballot measure appearing on the August 1, 2023 Primary Election ballot to be printed in the Local Voters Pamphlet:
• Fire Protection District 4 Statements Against on the 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. Fire Protection District 4 has not appointed anyone to an against committee to write an argument against passage of the measure, so the County Auditor is seeking individuals to serve on that committee.
The General Election 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 12:00 p.m., May 17. Please email [email protected] or call (360) 778-5102 if interested. Arguments are due by 4:30 p.m., May 17.
Resolutions submitted by the districts for each measure are at https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3947/2023-Ballot-Resolutions page on the Whatcom County Auditor’s website.
The format for writing arguments can be found at https://www.whatcomcounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/71903/Committee-Statement-Deadlines-and-Requirements-for-2023