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Posted on: August 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Seeking Committee Members

The Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, Election Division, is seeking volunteers to write a statement to appear in the November 2, 2021 General Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet for the following ballot measures: 

 

•    Whatcom County - Percentage of Necessary Signatures for Initiative/Mini-Initiative, statement against needed.

•    Whatcom County - Establishing the Birch Bay Library Capital Facility Area, statement against needed.

•    City of Bellingham - Proposed Charter Amendment No. 2021-01, statement against needed.

•    City of Bellingham - Proposed Charter Amendment No. 2021-02, statement against needed.

•    City of Ferndale - Renewal of Sales and Use Tax for Transportation Improvements, statement against needed.

•    Fire Protection District 4 - Authorizing Increase of Property Tax Levy, statement for and against needed.

•    Fire Protection District 11 - Property Tax Levy for Fire Protection Services, statement against needed.

•    Fire Protection District 11 - Property Tax Levy for Emergency Medical Services, statement against needed.

•    Fire Protection District 14 - Authorizing Increase of Previous Property Tax Levies, statement against needed.

•    Fire Protection District 16 - Authorizing Regular Property Tax Levy, statement against needed.

•    Glacier Fire and Rescue - Authorizing Increase of Property Tax Levy, statement against needed.

•    Fire Protection District 21 - Authorizing Regular Property Tax Levy, statement for and against needed.

 

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. These 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 General Election Local Voters’ Pamphlet includes official ballot titles, explanatory statements, statements for and against, 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 pm on August 9. Interested individuals need to email elections@co.whatcom.wa.us or call (360) 778-5102. Statements are due by 4:30 pm on August 9.

 

Resolutions submitted by the districts for each measure are at https://www.whatcomcounty.us/3752/2021-Ballot-Resolutions page on the Whatcom County Auditor’s website. 

 

The format for writing statements can be found at https://www.whatcomcounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/50909/Committee-Statement-Deadlines-and-Requirements-for-2021 

 


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